18 червня, 2024

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Oksana Kis
Oksana Kis
historian

President of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women’s History, Doctor of Historical Sciences, she holds a doctorate in History, is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and co-founder of the Ukrainian Association of Oral History. Since 1994, she’s been studying women’s and gender issues within Ukrainian history and historical ethnology. Her current academic interests are focused on women’s oral history and the everyday life of Ukrainian women in extraordinary historical circumstances.

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Feminism in Ukraine: Steps Towards Our True Selves. Part 3. Women’s Activism
What have feminists achieved in three decades of Ukrainian independence? Quite a lot indeed. Gender studies formed as a field of research and education; the women’s movement evolved from a conservative perspective on femininity to feminist political action; Ukrainian feminism developed multiple ideological schools; cooperation with the state has both pros and cons. Women’s activism is the most radical part of the emancipation process. The third and last part of Oksana Kis’ research tells about feminist street protests, open letters, informational publications, and other forms of activism.
Feminism in Ukraine: Steps Towards Our True Selves. Part 2. The State and Women’s Movements
What have feminists achieved in three decades of Ukrainian independence? Quite a lot indeed. Gender studies formed as a field of research and education; the women’s movement evolved from a conservative perspective on femininity to feminist political action; Ukrainian feminism developed multiple ideological schools and groups. For decades the state has been playing a double game—it pays lip service to gender equality, while in reality passing all responsibility to the NGO sector. The second part of Oksana Kis’ research talks about the background, threats, and prospects of cooperation between the women’s movement and the state.
Feminism in Ukraine: Steps Towards Our True Selves. Part 1. Academic Feminism
What have feminists achieved in three decades of Ukrainian independence? Quite a lot indeed. Gender studies formed as a field of research and education; the women’s movement evolved from a conservative perspective on femininity to feminist political action; Ukrainian feminism developed multiple ideological schools and groups. For decades the state has been playing a double game—it pays lip service to gender equality, while in reality passing all responsibility to the NGO sector. This article presents an exciting journey in time from the late 1980s to the present day, showing what has been achieved and what today’s situation is.