One year in, Russia’s war in Ukraine has led to massive changes in the lives of women across Europe — especially in Ukraine and neighboring countries. This is accelerating women’s presence in military institutions and increasing their participation in humanitarian spaces, civil society and governance.

Ahead of International Women’s Day, USIP, the Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation and Women in International Security hosted a discussion with women from Ukraine and Europe that looks at how the war is impacting gender roles in military, civil society and government institutions.

Continue the conversation on Twitter using #UkraineUSIP.

Speakers

Lise Grande, welcoming remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Ariela Blätter, opening remarks
President and CEO, Women in International Security

Meaghan Mobbs, remarks
President, Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation

Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko 
Chairperson, Kharkiv Regional Council

Tamila Afansieva 
Head, Odessa Regional Council for Peace

Solomiia Bobrovska
Member, Parliament of Ukraine; Deputy Head, Ukraine’s Delegation to NATO PA

Olga Rudnieva 
Executive Director, Superhumans Rehabilitation Center

Ioana Vlad 
Midshipman, United States Naval Academy 

Mary Glantz, moderator
Senior Advisor, Russia and Europe Center, U.S. Institute of Peace

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