Prostitution in Ukraine is illegal but widespread and largely ignored by the government. Ukrainian women and children are subjected to forced sexual services and sex trafficking within the country and to other European, Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Ukraine's dissolution from the Soviet Union , saw the nation attempt to transition from a planned economy to a market economy. According to the Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies in there were 50, women working as prostitutes with every sixth prostitute being a minor.
It wants to change discriminatory social and legislative practices, to create space for critical gender studies and independent political activism, and to develop and share emancipatory feminist knowledge and non-sexist language. Lesya Pagulich and Galina Yarmanova analyzed discourses of religious fundamentalist groups, which over the last five years have become remarkably active in their campaigns against abortion, in-vitro fertilization, and homosexuality in Ukraine. Under the existing law, a woman can have an abortion if the pregnancy does not exceed 12 weeks. Martsenyuk Tamara Ukraine , Volume 2, Issue 5. GD1 GD1. Volume 10, Issue 2 Editorial of Global Dialogue
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I t's not every day that a women's rights group from eastern Europe makes it into the Sun. But it's no surprise that the redtop made an exception for Femen last year. Its twentysomething Ukrainian campaigners regularly go topless with flowers in their hair, have worn bikinis made from surgical masks, and even mud-wrestled to draw attention to their cause, since they launched in — causing outrage among feminists and traditionalists alike. Yet today Femen's almost weekly protests are so successful it is planning to expand into Europe.