Drobovych (Bochar)
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    Iryna Drobovych is a civil society leader and advocate for gender equality and democracy. She is the Strategy Director of the Ukrainian Women's Congress, a nonprofit organization. In this role, she collaborates with national and international partners on research and advocacy related to gender and public policy. She advocates for women’s rights and leadership in the context of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Previously, she served as a Government Relations Advisor with the Open Ukraine Foundation and as an Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister. Iryna holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in International Strategies and Security. Her professional goals include expanding her expertise as a strategist on gender policy, and working within Ukraine’s national government to advance gender equality. Iryna sees the Humphrey Fellowship as an opportunity to enrich her knowledge in leadership, policy design, advocacy, and coalition building.