She is the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" political party. Tymoshenko co-led the Orange Revolution and was the first woman appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine , serving from 24 January to 8 September , and again from 18 December to 4 March She placed third in Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful women in She finished second in the Ukrainian presidential election runoff, losing by 3. In the concluding days of the Ukrainian revolution , she was released after three years in jail.
Women in Ukraine have equal constitutional rights as men in the economic , political , cultural and social fields, as well as in the family. Women receive lower salaries and have limited opportunity for career advancement. The history of Ukraine during the past two centuries is closely connected to that of the Russian Empire and later on the Soviet Union. One of the biggest feminist organization in Europe was founded during the s in modern western Ukraine or Galicia.