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In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Georgia hosted #WikiGap event in connection to International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 8, 2018

On International Women’s Day, with the purpose of reducing gender inequality in Wikipedia, Georgia joined the global initiative #WikiGap for the first time.

Georgia joins the global “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiative

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Georgian Stock Exchange, International Finance Corporation, UN Women, Global Compact Network Georgia, and NGO Civil Development Agency commemorated International Women's Day at the "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" event in Tbilisi, Georgia.

One in seven women in Georgia experiences domestic violence, new national study finds

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

According to the new National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia released jointly by UN Women and the National Statistics Office with financial support from the EU, one in seven women reported having experienced domestic violence in their lifetime.

In the words of Ketevan Khidasheli: “To counter today’s lack of volunteerism, more female activists are needed”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ketevan Khidasheli serves as chairperson on the board of the non-governmental organization Women for Regional Development, which provides support to survivors of domestic violence, and has been a women’s rights advocate for more than 10 years.

UN Women Georgia marks International Women’s Day

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

UN Women will organize Gender Week to mark International Women’s Day, observed every year on 8 March. Within the framework of this celebration, various activities are planned to promote gender equality, encourage respect for women’s rights and foster women’s engagement.

The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence sets framework for action for 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence convened for its routine meeting on February 20, 2018.

Small-business IDP women entrepreneurs enhance their marketing and sales skills

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Through an initiative between UN Women and the Georgian Farmers’ Association, a group of start-up and small-business entrepreneurs recently attended trainings to acquire sales and marketing skills.

Announcer: International Women's Day 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.

From where I stand: “Vocational trainings for the survivors of domestic violence are very valuable”

Friday, February 2, 2018

At our company, we decided to offer something of value within the framework of social responsibility. More specifically, we wanted to select a direction that would be close to our hearts.

Crisis center for survivors of violence opens in Gori

Friday, January 26, 2018

In cooperation with UN Women and with the financial support of the Government of Sweden, the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of Victims of Human Trafficking (State Fund) opened a third crisis center for survivors of violence against women.

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia launches Human Rights Protection Department to strengthen response to violence against women and domestic violence

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia established the Human Rights Protection Department within its structure and presented it to a wider audience in partnership with UN Women on 23 January 2018.

Georgia’s new constitution guarantees substantive gender equality

Monday, January 15, 2018

As of January 2018, new amendments introduced to the Constitution of Georgia entered into force. In addition to gradually transforming the country into a classic parliamentary system, the amendments enshrine new constitutional guarantees for substantive gender equality.

In the words of Nino Zomaia: “I was the only one who could help the victim”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

For the past two years, Nino Zomaia (name changed to preserve identity of the person) has worked as an operator at the Emergency and Operative Response Center 112, which is a phone number in Georgia that accepts emergency calls from anywhere in the country.

In Georgia, businesses step up to support survivors of domestic violence get a fresh start

Monday, January 8, 2018

Five months ago, when Lika Goguadze returned to work, it was the first time in four years. Goguadze is 37 years old and lives in Tbilisi. After finally divorcing her abusive husband, freedom came with financial stress and emotional scars.

Strengthening judicial response to VAWG/DV cases

Sunday, December 10, 2017

UN Women, in partnership with the High School of Justice of Georgia (HSoJ) and the Council of Europe, organized a two-day training for judges on issues of violence against women and girls and domestic violence (VAWG/DV).

Rehabilitation Program for Perpetrators of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Underway

Friday, December 8, 2017

There is growing evidence that working with male perpetrators - alongside intervention and protection for women - is essential to reducing domestic violence. Moreover, Perpetrator programs are increasingly acknowledged as a key gap in effective service delivery.

Crisis center for victims of violence opens in Kutaisi

Friday, December 8, 2017

In cooperation with UN Women and with the financial support of the Government of Sweden, the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking opened a second crisis center for the victims of violence.

Progress and challenges of Georgia's Women, Peace and Security agenda discussed at conference

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A conference was held in Tbilisi highlighting Georgia's commitments under UN Security Council resolutions 1325 et al: “Georgia's National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN SCR on Women, Peace and Security - Progress, Challenges, Way Forward”.

Leading companies join the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business

Friday, December 1, 2017

UN Women hosted the annual conference promoting the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in Tbilisi. The conference was organized by UN Women in partnership with the Civil Development Agency (CiDA), the Secretariat of the Local Network of the UN Global Compact.

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