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Congratulations to the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy on its 400th anniversary.

Mohyla Accademy

It is one of the oldest and most distinguished higher education institutions in Eastern Europe, established in 1615.

Notable alumni are many, including Hetman Ivan Mazepa, noted philosopher Hryhorij Skovoroda, and recently Oksana Syroid, a Ukrainian politician.

Today the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy is a top rated, national, coeducational, bilingual research university of about 3000 students.

The UNWLA salutes you!

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First Anniversary of Nadiya Savchenko’s Captivity

By Ulana Zinych

Nadiya Savchenko

A year has passed since Nadiya Savchenko, a Lieutenant in the Ukrainian  armed forces and volunteer in the Aidar Battalion was kidnapped on Ukrainian soil  by Russian backed  militants and illegally transported to Russia.

The Russian government produced lie after lie related to this illegal capture, initially stating that Nadiya crossed into Russia herself and later  accusing her of the murder of two Russian journalists. Even after undeniable proof was presented that she had nothing to do with those deaths, the Russian government continues with their lies. Nadiya was jailed and even sent to Serbsky Institute for a forensic psychological evaluation. We know that it was not she, but her captors who needed the evaluation. Nadiya suffered her maltreatment and humiliation with  a demeanor of dignity  becoming a lieutenant and Ukrainian patriot.

Lest we forget Nadiya's earlier achievements, she was a graduate of the Air Force University in Kharkiw, the first woman to be accepted to this prestigious University.

Of interest to many international followers is the fact that she served with the Peacekeeping troops in Iraq.Her military service spanned between 1997 to 2014.In October 2014 while a prisoner in Russia, she resigned from the service and was elected (in absentia) to the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament.

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Marianna Zajac

Marianna Zajac
UNWLA President

A year has passed since Nadiya Savchenko, a Lieutenant in the Ukrainian  armed forces and volunteer in the Aidar Battalion was kidnapped on Ukrainian soil  by Russian backed  militants and illegally transported to Russia.

The Russian government produced lie after lie related to this illegal capture, initially stating that Nadiya crossed into Russia herself and later  accusing her of the murder of two Russian journalists. Even after undeniable proof was presented that she had nothing to do with those deaths, the Russian government continues with their lies. Nadiya was jailed and even sent to Serbsky Institute for a forensic psychological evaluation. We know that it was not she, but her captors who needed the evaluation. Nadiya suffered her maltreatment and humiliation with  a demeanor of dignity  becoming a lieutenant and Ukrainian patriot.

Lest we forget Nadiya's earlier achievements, she was a graduate of the Air Force University in Kharkiw, the first woman to be accepted to this prestigious University.

Of interest to many international followers is the fact that she served with the Peacekeeping troops in Iraq. Her military service spanned between 1997 to 2014. In October 2014 while a prisoner in Russia, she resigned from the service and was elected (in absentia) to the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament.

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Euromaidan and the War through a Film Lens:
Interview with Filmmaker Lesya Kalynska

by Olesia Wallo

They say that in the past year, Ukraine has experienced a true blossoming of documentary cinema. Many filmmakers have picked up a camera to capture the tragic, historic events that began in November of 2013 in Kyiv and continue to this day in Ukraine’s east. Kyiv-born and New York-based director, writer, and producer Lesya Kalynska is one of them. The feature documentary, Heaven Admits No Slaves, is a fascinating work in progress that has brought co-directors and co-producers Lesya Kalynska and Ruslan Batytskyi, and their crew face to face with brutal violence and heroic self-sacrifice— and transformed them into real advocates for Ukraine on the international stage.
Lesya Kalymska
Heaven Admits No Slaves director and producer Lesya Kalynska.
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War devastates lives! Help us rebuild Ukrainian lives!


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UNWLA Establishes “AID TO UKRAINIAN WAR VICTIMS PROGRAM”

The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) announces the launching of its humanitarian “Aid to Ukrainian War Victims Program”. Contribute Today! Aid to Ukrainian War Victims Fund

Make checks payable to:  UNWLA War Victims Fund
Mail to:
UNWLA
203 Second Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003-5706

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Contribute via PayPal

Every donation will be applied directly to the “UNWLA Ukrainian War Victims Fund”

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UNWLA is the Founder
 of
The Ukrainian Museum in New York City

Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian Museum relies on its members and friends to support its exhibitions, programs, collections conservation, and operations. Learn more about how you can support the Museum.

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Our Purpose

The purpose of UNWLA, Inc. is to unite women of Ukrainian descent and those affiliated with the Ukrainian community.


International Relations and Beginnings of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations Beyond the Borders of Ukraine

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UNWLA Supports Women's Studies with Endowment Read more about the UNWLA Endowment Fund Combating Violence Against Women in Ukraine

UNWLA Recent and Planned Projects:


UNWLA Supports Women's Studies with Endowment
Read more about the UNWLA Endowment Fund

The Ukraine Conflict and Wartime Gender-Based Violence: A UNWLA/WFUWO Forum

Field of Wheat
Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor

Interview with the architect Larysa Kurylas


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Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Inc., is a non profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code Section 501 ( c ) 3 and your contributions are tax deductible within the limits of IRS law.
UNWLA is a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) organization. UNWLA’s CFC
 number is 10325.
CFC Approved Charity