With her husband in office, Olena Zelensky wasted little time getting to work on an important issue: women’s rights advocacy, in Ukraine and elsewhere, according to Hollywood Life. Thanks in part to Olena, Ukraine joined the G7 international initiative on gender equality, the Biarritz Partnership (posted at Elysee). She has also promoted the Ukrainian Women’s Congress. Other positive developments for Ukraine, thanks to Olena Zelensky, include improved children’s nutrition standards in school, as well as the promotion of the Ukrainian language all over the world, among other accomplishments.
Speaking at the Fifth Ukrainian Women’s Congress, Olena said, “Equality is not only about equal rights, but also about equal opportunities and access for every member of society to any public space: airport, train, restaurant, cafe, pharmacy or business center. All of this is part of our commitment under the Biarritz Partnership and one of the major areas of my work, which is called ‘barrier-free space.’ I will note that we have taken assured steps to make barrier-free approach a new social norm,” per the Ukrainian Women’s Congress website.