2 (27) 2016

Demography and social economy, 2016, 2(27):183-194
doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/dse2016.02.183


PhD (Economics), Senior Researcher
Lead Researcher of Department of Human Development Studies
Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
01032, Kyiv-032, Tarasa Shevchenko Blvd., 60

Language: English
Abstract: The paper is devoted to analysis of the current position of internally displaced women in Ukraine based on the results of a special sociological survey, supported by the UN Population Fund in 2015. The survey was conducted by the experts of the Ukrainian Center for Social Reforms in collaboration with Social Monitoring Center (NGO), and covered the population of five conflict-affected regions, which have accepted the largest inflows of displaced population.
The results of sociological survey are used to outline womens experience of displacement through analysis of its causes and circumstances. The changes in socio-economic status of displaced women at the labour market are traced, as well as some dimensions of their income accumulation. The issues of a population access to various types of public services in the host communities are studied.
In conclusions, the need for incorporating gender-sensitive approach into implementation of policies of IDPs support and integration in the host communities is grounded. Some general recommendations on coordination of efforts to solve the problems of displaced women are provided.
Key words: internally displaced persons (IDPs), gender-sensitive approach, needs assessment, armed conflict, Eastern Ukraine.
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