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Globally, the disability prevalence rate among women is higher than that among men. Women and girls with disabilities experience various forms of discrimination, including harmful gender-based discriminatory practices, among other obstacles. Based on the analysis of existing official statistics the issue brief describes main challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities in Georgia.
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.
This brief provides a short description of the project "Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia” implemented by UN Women in partnership with five UN Agencies (UNICEF, WHO, UNDP, UNFPA, OHCRH) with the generous support of the Joint SDG Fund.