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New opportunities for refugee women living in Georgia

Monday, April 22, 2019

Natalia Patina was 9 years old when she sat at her grandmother’s sewing machine for the first time. She remembers that she got interested in sewing right from that moment.

Crisis centres - An important service for victims of violence

Thursday, March 7, 2019

UN Women supports the Government of Georgia in setting up comprehensive services for the survivors of violence against women and domestic violence.

Kindergartens for the Prosperity of Women

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

“When I was raising my children, I had to take them to a kindergarten from the village of Tsilkani to another village, Tserovani. The road was very damaged, and sometimes the bus would break down.

“Once There was a Girl” - Fairy tales for real change

Friday, September 28, 2018

The village of Utsera is located in the mountainous region of Racha in western Georgia. Utsera has only one functioning school, and it serves 22 children from five villages.

Ministry of Internal Affairs enacts important policy shift in the fight against domestic violence

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In 2018, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia – in cooperation with UN Women and through the financial support of the Government of Sweden and the EU – made milestone changes regarding law enforcement’s response to domestic violence cases.

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.

Georgian language has no sex prejudice, get it out of your head! - UN Women’s campaign to empower girls and women

Friday, September 22, 2017

Georgian language has no sex prejudice, get it out of your head! - This is the key message of UN Women Georgia’s new social campaign focused on promoting gender equality and empowering women through sport.

Public Defender's Office Enhances work on gender equality in the regions of Georgia

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Since November 2016, within the framework of the EU-funded project “Unite to Fight Violence against Women” implemented by UN Women, gender specialists have been working at 4 regional offices of the Public Defender’s Office (PDO).

Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia Taking Active Stance on Violence against Women and Girls

Friday, August 25, 2017

Combating violence against women and girls (VAWG) and domestic violence (DV) is a key priority for the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia.

The Social Power of Rugby

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PLAVI, Georgia - A group of young boys laugh and play rugby in a field near their school. Their rugby trainers for the day are three former Georgian national players.

Communities mobilizing for increased livelihoods

Monday, April 3, 2017

In Ingiri, close to the city of Zugdidi, lies one of the Community Resource Centres that has been established with the support of UN Women’s partner organization, TASO Foundation, as part of a project funded by the European Union.

Life after Violence

Monday, February 20, 2017

It has already been two years since 35-year-old Tamuna’s morning routine changed so significantly. She now gets her children ready for school and then hurries to work herself as an office manager.

The Smart Women from Ingiri - How the Dream of Two Sisters Materializes

Thursday, February 9, 2017

“Oladi” (a type of pancake) is one of the most popular pastries in Georgia. It requires little time to prepare and is very tasty, which is why almost every family makes it quite often.

Access to Justice for Internally Displaced Persons

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Since 2010, more than 28,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout Georgia have benefited from free legal advice on matters such as access to housing and land, social benefits and livelihood opportunities.

Critical acclaim for theatre play challenging attitudes towards women’s rights

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia hosted the eighth annual Duruji Theatre Award ceremony on 27 December 2016. Three of the four principal awards went to Lysistrata, a play devoted to ending violence against women and girls.

Women from Pankisi

Monday, May 23, 2016

Nata Bekauri came to the Pankisi Gorge in Duisi village – located in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region and mainly populated by the Kist ethnic minority – at the age of 16. Her parents had decided to send her to Georgia after the Chechen War, having just graduated from school at the time.

A new life without violence

Friday, May 20, 2016

Twenty-nine-year-old Mariam has been living in one of the shelters for domestic violence victims/survivors with her 8-year-old daughter for six months now. She spent five years with her abusive husband. Because Mariam’s mother disapproved of her son-in- law from the beginning, she refused to take her daughter back, leaving Mariam nowhere else to go.

Ana Poghosian – The Best Female Rugby Player of 2015

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

“Rugby is a power game”, “Rugby is not the right game for women”; these stereotypes are widespread in Georgia, dividing sport into two categories: those sports which are feminine and those which are masculine. Although rugby is very popular in Georgia and Georgian rugby players have many fans, women’s rugby is less developed and very few people know of any Georgian female rugby players.

Community self help group obtains commitment for kindergarten refurbishment in Marneuli Region

Monday, June 15, 2015

In Damia, a village in the Marneuli municipality of Kvemo Kartli, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians, a local women’s self-help group supported the refurbishment of a community house. In an unprecedented initiative, the house will serve as a meeting place for the ethnic minority population in Damia.

A Woman from the Mountains

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Women residing in remote mountainous areas in Georgia have specific needs and numerous problems. Difficult social and economic conditions, coupled with limited livelihood and job opportunities

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