Project profile — LGBTI Inclusive Police Training Program in Ukraine

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LGBTI Inclusive Police Training Program in Ukraine - Overview
2020-02-18 - 2022-11-30
Country / region • Ukraine (100.00%)
Sector • Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to strengthen police reform in Ukraine by targeting the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and intersex (LGBTI) persons and their rights. Project activities include: (1) develop a curriculum of training sessions for Ukrainian police officers; (2) deliver training sessions for Ukrainian police officers; (3) facilitate training sessions for the national police in six cities; (4) publish a training manual; and (5) organise a study tour for Ukrainian police officers to visit Toronto.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased skills of the National Police of Ukraine at addressing crimes against LBGTI people in an appropriate and sensitive manner; (2) increased recognition and awareness by decision-makers of human rights violations carried out against LGBTI persons; and (3) increased knowledge of civil society organizations on promoting human rights of LGBTI persons and engaging with law enforcement bodies.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2023) include: (1) developed a human rights training curriculum on inclusive policing focusing on hate crime investigation. It aims to challenge bias-motivated crimes of homophobia and transphobia directed against lesbian transgender and intersex, gay, bisexual (LGBTI) populations in Ukraine; (2) trained 74 police investigators in six full-day human rights and inclusion workshops; (3) developed and transferred an e-curriculum for police academies, titled “A Human Rights Approach to Policing: An Introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) -Based Discrimination and Protections” to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine; (4) developed a hate crime investigation handbook titled "An Introduction to SOGIESC-Based Discrimination and Human Rights Protection in Policing". It aims to systemically strengthen hate crime investigation and prosecution against LGBTI communities in Ukraine; and (5) provided immediate support to members of LGBTI communities in response to the full-scale invasion. This led to relocating 16 people, providing 18 persons access to safe spaces and shelters, and providing 32 individuals with psychosocial support .



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
15-03-2023 Disbursement $27,737
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