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Women in the Ukrainian Security Sector: Legislation and Current Practices

15 June, 2016



This preliminary study performed by the Institute of Gender Programs and the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (CACDS), with financial support from DCAF, presents an analysis of the basic legislation regulating military service of women in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and the State Border Service. Concluding that the majority of problems faced by servicewomen during their professional career are not currently addressed by legislation, the study supplies preliminary recommendations and suggests amendments to specific legal provisions to fill relevant gaps in national legislation.