Ukraine's Push for Female Deminers Amid Resource Shortages


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(Yahoo News) Ukraine aims to increase female participation in demining operations due to a shortage of resources, with only about 30% involvement currently. Economy Minister Yulia Svyrydenko highlighted gender equality as integral to Ukraine's policies, emphasizing inclusivity and acknowledging progress. Efforts include state funding for private operators and attracting international companies.

Inclusiveness is emphasized, especially for women, veterans, victims of explosive hazards, and people with disabilities. Ukraine's State Emergency Service and State Transport Service lead demining efforts, with plans to recruit more sappers. Despite progress, clearing Ukraine of mines may take a decade, with about 25% of the territory still mine-contaminated following the Russian invasion.

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Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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