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This brief captures results of the evaluation of UN Women project “Innovative Action for Gender Equality in Georgia”. Ethnic minority women, imprisoned women, women residing in isolated, mountainous settings women with disabilities and single, elderly women, have been largely invisible in policy making processes in Georgia.
In 2013 UN Women Georgia, in cooperation with the Institute for Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA), Tbilisi, conducted a study on The Needs and Priorities of Ethnic Minority Women in the Kvemo Kartli Region. The study provides an overview of the challenges and barriers preventing ethnic minority women from participating in public life and in decision-making processes.
The goal of the study was to identify the compliance of Georgia’s existing laws and practices with respect to women offenders to the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Female Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (Resolution A/Res/65/229), also known as the Bangkok Rules. The study has been commissioned by UN Women, under the EU-funded project “Innovative Action for Gender Equality in Georgia” (IAGE). The study was conducted by the Penal Reform...