ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association “JurFem” is one of the first Ukrainian associations of women lawyers. The aim of the organization is to become a platform for the exchange of experience, development and support of women in the legal profession.

Our tasks:

  • promote the professional capacity of women lawyers and their representation, to strengthen the leadership of women lawyers in professional associations and in other organizations;
  • promote the development of effective cooperation and understanding between women lawyers,  national and international professional organizations of women lawyers, scientific and other legal communities;
  • improve the understanding of national and international legislation on equal rights and opportunities for women and men among the legal community to effectively protect women’s rights and opportunities in all spheres of public and political life in Ukraine;
  • uphold the rights and interests of women lawyers;
  • uphold the rights and interests of women, including those who have been abused and discriminated or are in other crisis situations;
  • monitor and investigate the protection of women’s rights in Ukraine, including women lawyers, as well as the principle of gender equality and non-discrimination in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association “JurFem” was officially registered in September 2017.

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JurFem exists to celebrate the success which women have achieved in the legal profession, and to solve the problems, which are the challenges that lawyers still have to face.

Join the network of judges, lawyers, and other law professionals seeking to succeed and who assist other women in order to reach this. You will make sure that JurFem offers great opportunities for professional development and communication, mentoring etc.

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THE HEAD OF THE ORGANIZATION

Hrystyna Kit

Head of NGO Ukrainian  Women Lawyers Association “JurFem”, lawyer, candidate of law. In 2010, she completed her studies at the Law Faculty of Lviv Ivan Franko National University. She was a PhD student of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 2011-2014. In 2015 she defended her PhD thesis. From 2014 to 2016 she was a lecturer of administrative and financial law at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. For more than ten years Khrystyna has been working in the field of women’s rights advocacy. From 2008 to 2018 she worked as a lawyer at the NGO Center for Women’s Perspectives. In 2017 she was one of the initiators and co-founder of the Ukrainian Lawyers Women Association “JurFem”. She is co-author of a distance online course for advocates «Legal Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence» and Guidelines for Lawyers on Identifying Gender Discrimination and Assistance to Victims. Also she is the author of 13 scientific papers, a graduate of international human rights programs.

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Hrystyna Kit

Chairwoman of the Board of Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association “JurFem”, lawyer, candidate of law. In 2017, she became one of the initiators and co-founder of the Ukrainian Lawyers Women Association “JurFem”, which she currently heads. She is co-author of a distance online course for advocates «Legal Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence» and Guidelines for Lawyers on Identifying Gender Discrimination and Assistance to Victims. Also she is the author of 13 scientific papers, a graduate of international human rights programs.

Galyna Fedkovych

Lawyer, a lawyer at NGO Center for Women’s Perspectives, human rights activist, an expert on prevention and counteraction to domestic violence, co-founder of the Ukrainian Lawyers Women Association “JurFem”. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Physics of Lviv of the Ivan Franko National University (1992) and the Faculty of Law of the Institute of Postgraduate Education of the of the Ivan Franko National University (1997). She attended the program of the Training Institute on International Mechanisms for the Protection of Women’s Rights (2004-2006, Bulgaria) and numerous training programs on various aspects of women’s rights protection. She is the main lawyer of the Center for Women’s Perspectives. Since 2009 she has been working as an attorney.

Roksalana Potsyurko

The feminist, freelance photographer, lawyer. She has many years of experience in providing legal assistance to women in vulnerable situations, as well as training in the areas of domestic violence prevention and trafficking. She is the author and co-author of a series of social photo and video projects on feminism and women’s rights. Co-author of a practical guide to human rights (2002), studies on gender and age discrimination in the labor market in Ukraine (2006), domestic violence and property rights of spouses (2007) etc.

Larysa Denysenko

Human rights activist, lawyer, writer, media woman, co-founder and member of the Ukrainian Lawyers Women Association “JurFem”. She is the graduate of the Law Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University (1995). The board member of “Hromadske Radio”. Feminist, supportive and public face of anti-discrimination, anti-censorship campaigns. UNDP Ukraine’s Ambassador to Ukraine since 2017. Member of the Board of the International Renaissance Foundation. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ukrainian Association of International Law. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Center for Civil Liberties. Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Book Institute. She is the jury of the Georgian Gongadze Journalist Innovation Prize. A media trainer. Has the Honor of the Supreme Court of Ukraine “For the Faithfulness of the Law”. The writer. She is the author of prose for adults and children. In particular, the “Idiot Corporation”, “Echo: My Life from a Dead Grandpa to a Dead», «New Old Grandma»; «Maya and her moms», «Me and the Constitution», and more. She has been among the twenty best writers and hundreds of people of modern-day culture for several years.

Natalia Melian

Attorney at Law, Head of the Legal Aid Quality Assurance and Training Department at the Lviv Regional Center for Legal Aid, Co-Founder of JurFem

Kateryna Shunevych

She is a PhD student at the Department of Criminal Procedure of the Law Faculty of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In the past, she studied law at the University of Bologna as the participant of the “Erasmus +” program (2018) and was a participant of the Internship Program at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – the Department of communication with Judiciary (2019). A graduate of the JurFem Summer School.

TEAM of the Ukrainian Lawyers Women Association “JurFem”

Yaryna Voloshyn, Project Manager of the Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association “JurFem”

Solomiya Kalyniv, intern of the Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association “JurFem”

Natalia Soroka, Event Manager, Development Manager of the Ukrainian Women Lawyers  Association “JurFem”

Khrystyna Gulych, Accountant of the Ukrainian Women Lawyers  Association “JurFem”