Within the framework of the event, two thematic panels were held with the participation of public activists, representatives of international organizations and ministries: "Self-realization through employment" and "New recovery formula".

In her speech, Olena Zelenska emphasized the term "capability philosophy" in the name of the forum.

"Capacity is the ability to implement. And at the same time, capability is the presence of favorable conditions, circumstances that help in implementation. It seems to me that this is the formula for our discussion today: what conditions should be created in the state and society so that every person in Ukraine , in particular with a disability, was able to live life to the fullest, to realize herself, to have no barriers," said the president's wife.

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The First Lady reminded that on this very day, the International Day of People with Disabilities, two years ago, the Head of State signed a decree on the creation of the National Barrier-Free Strategy.

This was preceded by a long discussion about equal rights and opportunities for all citizens, which began in the spring of 2020.

"During the quarantine due to covid, each of us got the experience of complete or partial isolation. Then the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology conducted a nationwide study, which gave an understanding of which barriers need to be overcome as a priority. Two years ago, experts and representatives of the authorities and civil society united and business. A unique document for Ukraine - the National Barrier-Free Strategy - and the Action Plan for it, which became a road map for the ministries, were formed through joint efforts," said Olena Zelenska. 

The participants of the forum discussed new approaches to self-realization through employment, rehabilitation and social services, restoration and development of the capacity of people with disabilities, in particular, taking into account the challenges of war. 

Olena Zelenska shared photos from the event on her Instagram page.

For the event, the first lady arrived in a black turtleneck, black pants and a gray blazer, complementing the bow with gold earrings, laconic hair and makeup.

This week, we will remind you, we saw Elena Zelenska in London.

She met King Charles there and attended Queen Camilla's reception at Buckingham Palace.

She also attended several important events.

Elena Zelenska and Queen Camilla / Photo: Getty Images

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