The conflict affected the territory of Donbass previously inhabited by over 5.2 million residents. Most of these territories witnessed the deterioration of basic functions of the local government and worsened quality of public services. Women, especially, women with disabilities, female ex-inmates, young women with children in affected areas seem to be disadvantaged due to limited representation and visibility in public life. Their earnings are significantly less than men and they experience disproportionate levels of poverty. Women are usually the victims and survivors of violence and trafficking. The HRF promotes economic opportunities for women. HRF’s innovative approach will be adopted to ensure engagement of IDP women into hosting community life.
HRF undertakes permanent advocacy campaigning towards pushing forward socio-economic reforms, including mass media campaigning, awareness raising trainings, street actions, etc.