Coping with Chaos: Gender and Politics in a Fragmented State

  title={Coping with Chaos: Gender and Politics in a Fragmented State},
  author={Alexandra Hrycak},
  journal={Problems of Post-Communism},
  pages={69 - 81}
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This point was made by several former leaders of Soiuz Ukrainok (author interviews, former member of Lviv Soiuz Ukrainok
    Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1992), p. 17. 19. Author interview with Tamara M., former member of Rukh Women's Society Political Council
    • Letters from Kiev
    Membership figures for the mid-1990s are drawn from The Directory of Women's Organizations and Initiatives
    • Soiuz Ukrainok's activities at first focused on cultural revival and concerts (author interview, Oksana S
    • 1996
    Author interview, former head of Kyiv Soiuz Ukrainok (Kyiv
      For a more detailed discussion of how the changing social and political context affected women's activism, see Alexandra Hrycak
      • Journal of Ukrainian Studies