Uliana SYDOR, Ukraine
PROJECT: Gender Mainstreaming in Public Security Service in Ivano-Frankivsk

Skilled in Project Planning, Management and Negotiation, Uliana is a young professional with demonstrated working experience in the public and non-governmental sectors of Ukraine. 

In her capacity as a Grant Manager for the Central City Clinical Hospital of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council, and Financial Manager and Analyst in the Education and Research Centre for Sociological Research of the Precarpathian region, Uliana is working towards growing as a leader and delivering value-added projects, empowering women and make big changes. Previously she was a Director of the NGO Center of Municipal and Regional Development – Resource Center; through the wide range of activities, including dialogue-building and delivering information about technical and educational opportunities, the organization contributes to fostering sustainable development in Ukraine. 

Uliana holds a specialist degree in Economics and Tourism from the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (Ukraine). 

“The fellowship action was a new journey in my professional life as it taught me how to apply additional scenarios in the project implementation (plan B). Despite some modifications, our team delivered all expected outcomes and created a social benefit, including an online map available for the local and international visitors of Ivano-Frankivsk.  I am thrilled to continue developing my initiative in the Ivano-Frankivsk city and engage more and more stakeholders from the other administrative regions of Ukraine. My team members and I plan to disseminate the project on the national level and engage as many regional cities as possible! The best is yet to come!” Uliana SYDOR

Gender Mainstreaming in Public Security Service in Ivano-Frankivsk

Uliana’s action aimed to encourage gender mainstreaming in public security services in Ivano-Frankivsk city through monitoring and evaluation of public spaces in the city. To achieve the above objective, Uliana conducted a wide range of activities, including research, awareness-raising training, development of the online platform and community outreach. First, she developed the monitoring methodology to evaluate the safety of the public spaces. Then, Uliana researched the public places of Ivano-Frankivsk and prepared recommendations for the local authorities. Following this, she launched the development of a new web-section for the online map – Safe City to detect dangerous spaces/zones in Ivano-Frankivsk. To reach a larger audience of the city and educate them, the project team organized two online trainings on public safety. Finally, to disseminate the research findings broadly and creatively, they created a short animated video attracting the attention of hundreds of viewers on social media. 

The project delivered the monitoring methodology and evaluation report on safety of Ivano-Frankivsk public spaces from a gender perspective; the research applied a participatory approach and informed the decision-makers about the issue through the list of recommendations. Also, the online map – Safe City developed within the action increased visibility of dangerous/safe public places, since any visitor is able to mark any place of the city. Therefore, two training reached 102 applicants and engaged 39 participants; the trainers – Natalia Tarasenko and Olena Ostapchuk discussed gender-sensitive urban planning and shared the case studies of the successful and unsuccessful solutions for public spaces, schools, kindergartens, youth clubs, parking lots, etc; they also covered the topic of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of that, the public presentation and animated video summarizing the research deliverables raised awareness of the 8k stakeholders through Facebook, YouTube and other social media channels. 

Monitoring Methodology to Evaluate the Safety of the Public Spaces (in Ukrainian):

Report of the Evaluation Results (in Ukrainian):

Project in media:

Як і навіщо робити громадські простори ґендерно безпечними?, Interview with Uliana Sydor in Hmarochos Media.

Fellowship Programs 2020
Country Ukraine
Areas of Interest Advocacy
Awareness raising
Community mobilisation
Topics Economic development
Gender issues
Human rights
Transport & road safety
Project duration June 2020 - December 2020