The European Union adopted a new crisis response measure of €16 million to support access to education and assist victims of sexual violence in Ukraine.
This is stated in the press release published on the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.
It is underscored that the funding is part of EU’s response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine.
This action will focus on access to education for Ukrainian children by supporting the use of the Ukrainian government’s ‘All-Ukrainian Schools Online Platform’ and by addressing needs for safe physical learning spaces and materials for children. Support will also be provided to teachers to help them continue their work during the on-going crisis.
As noted, the assistance will be tailored to the different situations in the east and west of the country. It will include support to remote education for children who have fled the country, and the facilitation of activities over the summer months to compensate for lost learning and development opportunities.
The action will also focus on assistance to victims of conflict-related sexual violence. This will include direct assistance to local civil society organisations and first responders as well as to specialised investigation teams led by the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
It will also provide support to the efforts of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict in sustaining well-coordinated government-led UN support to victims in Ukraine.
As reported, on July 14, the United Nations announced that it would create a team of experts to help Ukraine investigate sexual violence as a weapon of war.