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The League of Professional Women (LPW) is a Ukrainian non-governmental, non-profit organization set up in 1997. LPW head office is based in Kyiv, Ukraine and LPW network has representatives in Western (group leader is base in Ivano-Frankovsk) and Eastern (group leader is base in Kharkov) part of Ukraine. LPW unites representatives of business, science, education, mass media and public spheres. The LPW promotes the active role of women in the economic and society's life of Ukraine, through networking, informational& cultural support, learning and professional development. The LPW values are gender equality, lifelong learning and social responsibility.

Core project`s subjects there are: Creativity, SME Development (SME Learning Needs, Internationalization), CSR, Lifelong Learning (non-formal adult education (AE), senior adult learning, study & providers of the AE), Gender Development and Women's Entrepreneurship (WE). In total, LPW received 12 grants for it core activities  and several grants for professional development of LPW members in spheres of their professional career`s focus.

LPW Advocacy Activities: at national level (in focus women economic empowerment, lifelong learning, creative economy) in Parliament of Ukraine, with some government institutions such as Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, Ministry of Economic Policy etc. LPW created the Adult Education Working Group (2010-2011) http://lpw.org.ua/en/adult_education/national_group/ in Ukraine. Public outcomes of this LPW group`s there are analytical report and policy paper on Non-formal Adult Education in Ukraine http://lpw.org.ua/ua/adult_education/researches_on_AE/, two peer learning events http://lpw.org.ua/en/life_story_journal/? and advocacy activities with successful result on the national level (including first definition of the Non-formal Adult Education at the legal framework in Ukraine (on base of Law of Ukraine Professional Development of the Employees, 2011). In the summer 2016 LPW`s experts participated in the national consultations on UN Agenda on SDGs 2030 launched by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine &UNDP http://lpw.org.ua/en/news/?pid=667 with focus on SDGs N4, N5 and N8. .Policy paper (in Ukrainian) read at link:
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LPW launched the Initiative Group on Supporting Women Entrepreneurship (LPW IG SWE) in Ukraine http://lpw.org.ua/en/ announces/?pid=622 in January 2013. Facebook platform for LPW IG SWE - WE group link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/189478497881158/ Brief of the group http://lpw.org.ua/en/news/?pid=642(2013-14). LinkedIn "League of Professional Women .Ukraine Our Position paper on Women Economic Empowerment in Ukraine read by link:
https://www.academia.edu/28307488/Context_and_Problem
_Analysis_Regarding_Women_s_Economic_Empowerment_in_Ukraine
 

Ukrainian researcher and LPW President Dr.Olena Lazorenko proposed the concept Creative social action (CSA) as innovative social & adult learning tool. LPW delivered the academic concept on CSA in a practical way in Chernigiv, Uman and Kyiv  in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 with partnership of the UN Global Compact Network in Ukraine, SUN InBev Ukraine, Corporate Fund Chernigiv HimVolokno, Sofiyivsky Park, Uman National University of Horticulture, Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, KPMG Ukraine, ICC Ltd., METRO Ukraine, Microsoft Ukraine and Kalyta Art Club. You can read the whole research by link below https://www.academia.edu/30541511/Lazorenko_Olena._Ukrainian_Context_of_the_Creative_Social_Actions.
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 LPW is membership network and includes active members\ advisers from Ukraine and France. LPW has membership in the UN Global Compact,  Karat Coalition, SME Platform in Ukraine, Post 2015 Women`s Coalition, Lean In, Public Council on Gender issues under Equal Opportunity Caucus at Parliament of Ukraine and CIVICUS. Assess Gender Strategy Platform in Ukraine, WEConnect International and Vital Voices Network (via individual membership of LPW President).

 Learn more about us, who are our members/advisers, become a member or adviser  http://www.lpw.org.ua/ e-mail:  lpw_network@i.ua


News

28.05.2019
LPW Thematic Report on SDG4- Education 2030. Input to HLPF 2019:Ukraine

In the last days of May 2019 Ukrainian NGO "League of Professional Women" (LPW) share with UN officials and other interested parties our input to the 2019 High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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18.03.2019
Women have united their efforts for the professional development in science, education, business and community activities

On March 10 in the city park of Kyiv, the project leader and five mentors shared their experience with five mentees from Kyiv and Luhansk region of Ukraine within the implementation of the first stage of the pilot project ICSW Local Ukraine: Women's Mentoring Walk & Talk
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14.02.2019
National Advocacy in Promotion Adult Learning Policy in Ukraine

In 2018 started up advocacy activities for achieve change in adult learning policy in Ukraine. Advocacy activities initiated by two NGOs League of Professional Women (LPW) and Institute of Professional Qualifications (IPQ) under the auspices Ukrainian side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform.
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29.11.2018
The League of Professional Women (LPW) took part in the Global Entrepreneurship Week: Community`s Experts Pitching, Best Practices of 2018 and Future Project Opportunities

Participators of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the League of Professional Woman had an opportunity to hear insider`s reports from various international conferences, forums and trainings, get acquainted with the experts and vendors of the Female Entrepreneurial and Intellectual Community by LPW, learn more about opportunities for the next year.
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25.09.2018
Workshop in Kyiv devoted to the third anniversary of the Agenda 2030

Our workshop Adult Learning Policy as Pathway to Implement European Integration of Ukraine & SDG #4, organized by NGO "League of Professional Women" (LPW) and NGO "Institute of Professional Qualifications" under the auspices of Ukrainian side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform with support of the Civic Synergy Project, took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, 24 September 2018.
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