Gender in the United Territorial Communities

Gender analysis

Men hold the leading positions in communities by 83% (547) against 17% (113) held by women. At the same time there is an approximate parity among the deputy corps – 58% (8 573) of men and 42% (6 111) of women.

Leaders among regions in the number of men holding leading positions in UTCs are Ivano-Frankivsk region – 96% (22 men), Ternopil region – 93% (37 men), Mykolaiv region – 90% (25 men), Odesa region – 88% (21 men) and Rivne region – 88% (21 men).

The best regions in terms of representation of women holding leading positions in UTCs are Poltava and Khmelnytskyi regions – 28% each (11 women), Chernihiv region – 27% (10 women) and Sumy region – 24% (7 women).

The most gender-balanced local councils in UTCs are located in the Southeast of Ukraine – Dnipropetrovsk region (50,3% women and 49,7% men), Mykolaiv and Kherson regions – (50% both men and women), Donetsk region (49% women and 51% men).

The worst indicators of representation of women in local councils were recorded in Western Ukraine, in particular in Zakarpattia 24% (38 women), Chernivtsi – 29% (182 women), Ivano-Frankivsk – 30% (158 women) and Lviv – 32% (243 women).

As regards the deputy corps, the number of women in local councils has always been quite high (usually teachers, doctors, social workers, etc. are elected as local deputies).