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Human capital in ICT is a driving force for digital and digital-enabled innovations and is considered crucial for the competitiveness of modern-day economies. With the ICT sector heavily gender segregated and facing a huge demand for new specialists, the greater involvement of women is crucial for the support of the digitalization process and growth of economies.
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The starting point for the National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Georgia was a firm belief that helping more female entrepreneurs build successful businesses could unlock enormous value for the economy of Georgia.
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This report summarizes the findings of the Women Entrepreneurs Survey in Georgia. This data collection effort is part of a larger study by UN Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Georgia aimed at conducting the National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Georgia.
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Increasing evidence confirms that the achievement of the global 2030 Agenda with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be possible without the acceleration of women’s economic empowerment. UN Women, with the help of the Norwegian Government, has been working on the economic empowerment of rural women for more than decade. Rural women play the greatest role in the development of the country's economy.
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Women and men engage in a range of activities on a daily basis. These include paid and unpaid work, domestic work, care work, volunteer work, education and learning, culture and sports, socializing and leisure, and personal care. Time Use Surveys provide data on the time spent on these various activities by women and men and allow for the analysis of gender-based differences in time allocation patterns across these activities. They are the only source for SDG indicator 5.4.1.
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Women spend three times longer on unpaid work than men globally. As a result, they suffer from time poverty, have less time to engage in paid labour, or take advantage of career or personal development opportunities.
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This publication presents the profiles of 13 women on duty, reflecting on their courage, bravery, struggles and commitments. Their stories demonstrate the significant contribution women make in service to the defence of Georgia.
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The report aims to analyse available data sources in order to enable an understanding of the issues that women and children with disabilities face in Georgia in a wide range of domains. Specifically, this study provides an overview of the situation of people with disabilities in Georgia with a special focus on women and children with regard to demographics; education; employment; health, welfare and access to social services; and safety and crime.
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The documents review the status of LGBTQI people, their rights, and existing barriers for realizing their rights. The documents analyze the policies and undertaken commitment by the Government of Georgia.
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The study reveals the societal knowledge, attitudes and information regarding the LGBTQI communities and their members.
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The ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) in collaboration with UN Women, in the scope of the project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” (WEESC) funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC)—has implemented Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIA) in two parts to study the prospects and organize a policy dialogue towards the possible ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156).
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The study report aims to raise greater awareness of the tangible business benefits of diversity and inclusion within private sector companies in Georgia. The overall goal of the assignment is to collect baseline data and analyze information on the work undertaken by the WEPs signatory companies in Georgia on gender equality and women’s empowerment from 2017 to 2020.
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The Study on Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Civil Service in Georgia is a joint initiative of UN Women and the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia. The study aimed at generating evidence to inform policies on preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment in Georgia’s civil service.
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The Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) of the programme Plant the Future was conducted by the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) as part of its collaboration with UN Women within the scope of the project “Regulatory Impact Assessment and Gender Impact Assessment for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia”.
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The gender impact assessment (GIA) is an equality tool that helps assess the gendered impact of different policies, programmes and services. It provides technical knowledge to enhance public sector organizations, think tanks and international development organizations to create gender-responsive and equitable programmes.
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The Government of Georgia joined the Generation Equality Forum and undertook new commitments under the following Action Coalitions: Ending Gender-Based Violence, Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality. The brochure prepared by UN Women Georgia Country Office spells out the commitments made by the Government of Georgia.
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The ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) - in collaboration with UN Women has implemented a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) to study the prospects and organize a policy dialogue towards the possible ratification of the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183).
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The ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) - in collaboration with UN Women in the scope of the project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” (WEESC), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) – has implemented a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) to study the prospects and organize a policy dialogue towards the possible ratification of Convention No. 189.
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In 2019, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Innovative Education Foundation, Geolab, and Universities of Batumi, Kutaisi, and Tbilisi, UN Women launched a free web programming and social media marketing training program and internship for women in western Georgia.
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The brochure follows the individual stories of five women entrepreneurs supported by the UNDP Azerbaijan and UN Women. By supporting women through inclusion, experience and knowledge sharing and creating social support systems, the Women’s Resource Centers (WRCs) in Azerbaijan inspire women to use their potential to the fullest.