United Women in Faith Gives Emergency Grant to Women’s Center in Ukraine
NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2022 – United Women in Faith, formerly United Methodist Women, today announced its first emergency grant to support women activists in Ukraine. The grant will go to the organization’s longtime partner in Kyiv, Ukraine. It is not releasing the name of the center for security reasons.
The organization issued the following statement:
War has a disproportionate and outsized impact on women, children, and youth. Its toll cannot be understated. Consequently, United Women in Faith gifted $10,000 to a longtime women’s center partner in Kyiv to support women activists who are implementing gender policy, peacebuilding, and the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace, Security” in Ukraine. The funds will support women activists who plan to remain in their residence during the war.
This grant will help women in Ukraine establish a network of coordinators (among activists) in the areas where active hostilities are taking place. The coordinators will assess needs and provide food, water, medicine and other basic necessities to women and children living in bomb shelters.
We want to support women, children, and youth in Kyiv over the long term.
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Additional grants to United Women in Faith partners working with Ukrainian women, children, and youth will be forthcoming.
Women and Peacemaking will be the focus of United Women in Faith’s Faith Talks podcast, Mar. 17, 2 pm ET. Register for the live recording here.
United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith. We’ve taken a new name to better reflect how we answer our calling today. United Women in Faith seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities.
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