Katerina Levchenko

Government Commissioner for Gender Policy, Deputy Chair of the Council of Europe Commission on Gender Equality, Doctor of Laws, Professor, Motivational Speaker of the Module «Cosmetic industry»

Kateryna Levchenko - Doctor of Law, Professor, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor. She graduated from Kharkiv National University named after V. Karazin, Faculty of Economics, specialty "Political Economy", specialization "Sociology".

She worked as a teacher, senior lecturer at the Kharkiv Academy of Railway Transport, associate professor at Kharkiv National University.

In 2004-2006 she was an Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on Human Rights and Gender Issues, in 2008-2010 - Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Internal Affairs - Adviser to the Minister.

Represented Ukraine in the Migration Committee of the Council of Europe (2009-2010). She was an observer in the Temporary Committee of the Council of Europe on the development of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) (2009-2010).

People's Deputy of Ukraine of the 5th convocation, member of the Committee on Legislative Support of Law Enforcement Activities (2006-2007). She is a co-author of a number of bills that improve the situation of women and children. Member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (2006-2007). One of the main authors of the Kyiv Resolution of the OSCE PA (2007) on combating trafficking in human beings.

Performing the main functional powers of the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy, K. Levchenko works to promote the implementation of a unified state policy aimed at achieving equal rights and opportunities for women and men in all spheres of society.

Ms. Levchenko is the Deputy Chair of the Commission for Coordination of Executive Bodies for Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, and co-chair of the Intersectoral Working Group on Gender Equality of the Third Level. coordination of international technical assistance, which makes it possible to ensure the inclusion of the gender component in all international technical assistance programs received by Ukraine.

Author of more than 300 scientific publications, textbooks, articles and monographs. She is a co-author and editor of a scientific and practical commentary on the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention and Counteraction to Domestic Violence" (2020). Member of the editorial board of scientific journals.

She has been an expert on international organizations: UN Women, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Council of Europe, the International Organization for Migration, the International Labor Organization, ECPAT and others.

She has repeatedly represented Ukraine at international conferences and events on women's rights, gender equality, combating trafficking in human beings and gender-based violence. Participant and organizer of many international and national conferences, symposia, forums, seminars.