Guest lecture “Gender challenges of public administration at the present stage of development of Ukraine”

21.05.2021 | 05:39

19/05/2021. As part of the celebration of “Days of Science at the University” at the Department of Economics and Public Administration was a guest online lecture. The topic of the lecture is “Gender Challenges of Public Administration at the Present Stage of Ukraine’s Development”. The lecturers were students majoring in Public Management and Administration and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The total number of lecture participants is 65 people.

The purpose of the lecture: to identify and analyze the gender challenges of public administration at the current stage of development of Ukraine.

Lecture speakers:
Ella Lamakh – Candidate of Sociology, Associate Professor of Sociology, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Gender Expert of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Visiting Fulbright Researcher (2017–2018) at Columbia University (USA).

Olga Maksymyak is a deputy of the Lutsk district council, coordinator of the Women’s Movement in the Volyn region, Co-chair of the Inter-Factional Association “Equal Opportunities” in the Lutsk district council.


Moderators of the event: Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor Halyna Kaplenko and Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor Vasyl Zelenko

Gender stereotypes trap erroneous conclusions, considering gender differences more significant and significant than individual, personal ones. As a result, it causes real harm by not giving people the opportunity to realize their rich potential.

The use of gender stereotypes reduces the legitimacy of women in the political sphere and leads to a decrease in women’s ability to participate in the functions of government and administration, which in turn is a manifestation of gender inequality in society. In the structure of the Verkhovna Rada of the previous convocation, there were 12.5% ​​of women, of this convocation – 20.5%. 

During the lecture, the guests, together with teachers and students, actively and productively discussed. As a result, they concluded. Gender equality is based not only on differences in the status, roles and other aspects of men’s and women’s lives but also on the analysis of power and dominance established in society through gender roles and relationships.