On March 9th, United for Ukraine was honoured to collaborate with the Women's Foreign Policy Group, the Embassy of Sweden in USA, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States as co-organizers of a special event focusing on the economic empowerment of women of Ukraine. The event took place at the House of Sweden in Washington DC.
Esteemed speakers included Nancy Pelosi, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States H.E. Oksana Markarova, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in the USA Ingrid Ask, Deputy Ambassador of the European Union to the United States Michael Curtis, and 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Oleksandra Matviichuk.
The program featured a screening of "Oh Sister," a documentary depicting the lives of Ukrainian women amid ongoing Russian aggression. This was followed by a panel discussion with Sevgil Musaieva, Editor-in-Chief of Ukrainska Pravda; 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate jody Williams; and Olga Hamama, Co-Founder of United for Ukraine. The discussion was moderated by Sabrina Siddiqui, The Wall Street Journal reporter who accompanied President Biden on his recent trip to Kyiv.
The event underscored the critical role Ukrainian women play in peacebuilding and the nation's survival, as well as the importance of supporting their economic autonomy. It was an ideal platform to showcase our NGO's commitment to this cause through our recently launched Recovery Initiative, which will fund three Ukrainian female-led businesses this month.
We thank all co-organizers, particularly WFPG Executive Director Alexa Chopivsky, for making this event possible. We also express our gratitude to everyone who keeps supporting Ukraine in its ongoing and devastating battle for freedom, democracy, and the right to live in peace on its own land.