Liliia holds two Masters of Arts Degrees: in Gender, Society, and Representation from the University College London (UK, 2019) and in Legal Regulation of Public Administration and Human Rights from the Mykolas Romeris Univeristy (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016).
Since September 2021, she has been pursuing her PhD studies at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). Her main field of interest is in gender and law. Liliia’s research in the project will focus on the Ukrainian constitutional law and doctrine approaches to gender equality protection and promotion. Her research also aims to develop recommendations for Ukrainian legislators on improving Ukrainian constitutional law regarding gender equality.
With her reserch project, she is a highly welcome addition to the EUGenDem research team.
We asked Liliia about her research project and her expectations about working with EUGenDem:
The main object of my research are the constitutional guarantees of gender equality protection and promotion in the European Union (EU), EU member states, and Ukraine. Joining the EUGenDem team is of particular interest and honour for me as I have worked a lot not only as a researcher studying gender equality issues but also on the ground promoting active participation of women in national and local politics in Ukraine and introducing gender quotas to national legislation. Among others, I have experience working with the Equal Opportunities Caucus at the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine (Women’s Lead Programme of the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs) and women members of local councils in different regions of Ukraine (‘Women – Leaders of Changes in Local Communities’ project of the Charitable Foundation‘Equality and Mutual Respect’ and ‘Building Women’s Political Lobby in Ukraine’ project of the All-Ukrainian non-governmental organization ‘Women’s Consortium of Ukraine’).
Taking into account the new developments in EU-Ukraine relations and the granting candidate status to Ukraine, as a researcher and practitioner, I find it of crucial importance to find out more about the gendered policies and practices of the European Parliament’s (EP) political groups to be able to replicate the best practices in Ukraine, and I am eager to contribute to the study of gender, party politics and democracy in Europe with my knowledge and skills.
For further information about Liliia Antoniuk, see the page About us.