Marianna Zajac, President of the UNWLA,
Attends a Meeting between Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko
and Leaders of the Ukrainian American Community
of the New York City Area

Meeting with V. Klitschko

On Sunday, April 26th, the President of the UNWLA attended a working lunch meeting between Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and leaders of the Ukrainian American community of the New York City area.The luncheon was hosted by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.

The mayor made very clear that his administration is doing all it can to tackle the enormous issue of both inherited and continuing corruption. Mr. Klitschko underlined the fact that he is placing his very reputation on the line in the battle against corruption and that he and his administration are pledging to ensure that investment in Kyiv is able to take place in a transparent manner. Attending community leaders emphasized the importance of such reforms but also acknowledged their understanding of the difficulty of this assignment. Mayor Klitschko recognized that the investment climate in Ukraine is far from attractive because of ongoing corruption and Russia's continued aggression against Ukraine.


Nadiya Savchenko's mother and Marianna ZajacAn informative meeting featuring Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feygin and special guest – Nadiya Savchenko’s mother, Mrs.Maria Savchenko was held at the Ukrainian Museum in NYC on April 20th, organized by the UNWLA.

Mark Feygin spoke about Nadiya’s current situation.

Nadiya’s birthday on May 11th, is a target date for the defense team.  The attorneys request that, on this specific day, the diaspora disseminate information about her imprisonment .  Mr Feygin suggests contacting President Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry as well as other politicians to ask them to support Nadiya’s release.

Mrs Savchenko spoke emotionally about her daughter. Listening to this humble woman describe the horrors of her daughters plight , as well as her unbroken  bravery was very touching for the whole audience. She shared many personal stories of Nadiya, stories underscoring Nadiya’s patriotism and bravery.

UNWLA President Marianna Zajac gifted Mrs Savchenko four issues of the UNWLA magazine-“Our Life” – the issues which featured articles on Nadiya , Nadiya’s personal letter to the UNWLA and her own artwork.

Roksolana Misilo
Vice President Public Relations

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March 2015

Marianna Zajac

Marianna Zajac
UNWLA President

In September of 2014, at the annual meeting of the UNWLA National Board, newly elected Board members discussed their vision for our organization and fine-tuned our mission statement: “Uniting women of Ukrainian descent and affiliation in service, friendship, and dedication in order to promote and develop educational and cultural efforts as well as humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide.” The UNWLA’s mission has remained steadfast throughout its history; however, the newest members of the Board were able to introduce their own spirit into this statement.


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Euromaidan — Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity, 2015 Calendar
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This 2015 wall calendar titled Euromaidan — Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity uses vibrant photography to chronicle the events of Euromaidan in winter 2013-2014.

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

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