90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America

90-ліття заснування Союзу Українок Америки

90 Anniversary
"90 Years of Energy for the Good of Society”
by Ulana Zinych

The UNWLA is celebrating 90 years of its extensive, multidimensional, humanitarian and educational service which can be described as "90 Years of Energy for the Good of Society".  Since the home of UNWLA is in the United States, much of the organization's work is centered within the US. A shining example of this work, among many other accomplishments, is the creation of the Ukrainian Museum in New York City.  


One Year Anniversary of the ill-fated Malaysia Airline flight MH1

MH17 Fligh

As the one year anniversary of the ill-fated Malaysia Airline flight MH17 approaches, the UNWLA (Ukrainian National Women's League of America) remembers and prays for all 298 souls on board the Boeing 777 which  crashed in a sunflower field in the eastern part of Ukraine.

In spite of consistent, insurmountable evidence that the plane was brought down by a Buk missile fired by Russia-backed anti-government rebels in eastern Ukraine, the separatists and Russia continue to deny their involvement.

UNWLA  supports the effort of the five countries (Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine) who are working  to secure support of the UN Security Council to  establish a criminal tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airline flight MH17.

UNWLA War Victims Program


To “Adopt” a family of a deceased Ukrainian soldier please:

Provide financial support to a family

Lend moral support and encouragement to them via letters, messages and/or phone calls

Cost - $1200.00 per year ($300.00 per quarter)

Participate in the program for a minimum of 3 years

To enroll and/or for more information contact:
Lida Bilous, UNWLA National Board Social Welfare Chair or 941-587-8845

Ivanka Olesnycky
UNWLA Nat’l Social Welfare Committee
NJ Region Social Welfare Chair

Breakfast with the Ambassador of Lithuania to United States

A working breakfast with the Ambassador of Lithuania to United States His Excellency Mr. Žygimantas Pavilionis was held at the Ukrainian Institute on July 14th to discuss the current situation in Ukraine and Eastern Europe and its further impact. 

Breakfast with Ambassador of Lithuania

From R to L -- Ambassador Pavilionis,  Elizabeth Aldute Belzer- Sr scout master  - NY Lithuanian scouts ; Lithuanian Consul General (NY) Pranevicius, Roksolana Misilo, UNWLA VP of Public Relations

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!

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.


Sharing News & Views
June 2015

Marianna Zajac

Marianna Zajac
UNWLA President

On Sunday, April 26th, I had the opportunity of attending a working lunch meeting between Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and leaders of the Ukrainian-American community from the New York City area. The luncheon was hosted by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.


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.

War devastates lives! Help us rebuild Ukrainian lives!

Aid to Ukrainain Poster


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:
203 Second Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003-5706

Contribute via PayPal

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


UNWLA is the Founder
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.

About The Ukrainian  Museum


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

Read more

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


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