The Association of Ukrainian Women

The Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain has some 700 members based in 20 branches. These are located in the main in England with one outpost still operating in Scotland in Edinburgh.

Areas of activity include:

  • Welfare – caring for the well-being of our members and members of the community
  • Cultural activities – the preservation and development of customs and traditions (including embroidery, cookery, Ukrainian vocal traditions)
  • Maintaining strong relationships with Ukrainian Women’s organisations in Europe and internationally, and in particular with Ukraine
  • The Ukrainian Children’s Appeal Fund which helps Ukrainian children who need medical aid in Ukraine or need care in orphanages
  • Maintaining and disseminating the Ukrainian literary heritage and the history of Ukrainian women, including writers and those who fought for the democratic and national rights of Ukraine

The Association also runs the Alla Horska Folk Art Museum, housed at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Manchester, which has the largest collection of traditional Ukrainian folk art in Western Europe, including old and rare examples of decorative embroidery and traditional costumes, carved wooden items and decorated easter eggs (pysanky).

For further information, visit the Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain website.




The Alla Horska Folk Art Museum, housed at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Manchester


The Chair and Deputy of the Association of Ukrainian Women presenting Kateryna Yushchenko with a cheque for the work of the Ukraine 3000 foundation