In Ukraine, we see the importance of women’s contributions every single day. Women played a huge role in the Maidan, and continue to drive reforms in and through the new government. However, feminists and peace activists continue to face obstacles to their public participation, including serious threats to their lives and safety. The Ukraine is ranked 69 out of 144 listed countries on the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Ukraine ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1981. Ukraine signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 25 September 2014. During the 2016 October Open Debate, Ukraine gave a statement affirming support for WPS but made no specific commitments towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS Agenda holistically. In 2016, $4.8 bln were spent by Ukraine on its military; subsequently, the budget allocated for the newly adopted Ukrainian 2016-2020 National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) is $506,231.