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Feminist News


January-29-97

Ukraine Women form Women's Party

According to Allan Komrova, director of the Institute of Human Problems, a new group called the Women of Ukraine will soon enter into the politics of the country. Waiting to be registered, the new party plans to take part in the next presidential election. While women comprise 54 percent of the Ukrainian population, they make up only four percent of Parliament deputies. Komarova said, "Women of Ukraine, founded by 14 female scientists, journalists and members of women's groups, is the result of six years of studying the state of affairs in society." The group held its first congress on January 18.

Media Resources: Xinhua - January 29, 1997