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 61 out of 144 listed countries on the 2017 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, but has not ratified it. During the 2017 October Open Debate, Ukraine made no commitments in its statement. In 2016, $3.4 billion 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.