The Gender Pilot is a research project conducted in the Eastern Ukraine that aims to explore the nature of problems ordinary citizens are facing due to the armed conflict in Ukraine.
The main purpose of this pilot research project is to get a better understanding of the problems faced by ordinary people, living in extraordinary conditions due to the armed conflict. Special attention is given to a gender sensitive approach during the preparation, implementation of the research as well as analysis of the data.
A considerable number of men and women in Ukraine are impacted by the armed conflict in Ukraine either directly (participation in the war) or indirectly (internal displacement of 2 million individuals, labour migration). The gender roles of men and women in public and private life also start to change in the context of war economy. In order to provide effective support measures, it is important to closely follow these developments and foresee their potential implications for the peacebuilding process.
The focus of the research is to identify:
An interdisciplinary research team is responsible for gathering the data. On the basis of an in-depth analysis, recommendations will be made to state institutions and non-governmental organizations at the local, national and international levels to improve the effectiveness of their assistance.
PAX plans to implement follow-up activities to address the identified priority areas in terms of supporting the vulnerable groups facing problems due to the extraordinary living conditions near the contact line.