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UN Women is supporting the Government of Georgia in mainstreaming gender in budgetary processes. The initiatives involves a partnership with the Academy of the Ministry of Finance, as part of which, in 2021–2022, a special training programme was developed on gender-responsive budgeting, and capacity development trainings were conducted for public servants throughout the entire country. Tariel Chulukhadze, the director of the Academy of the Ministry of Finance, speaks about the results of the initiatve.
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In Tetritskaro Municipality (Kvemo Kartli region), UN Women and the Kakheti Regional Development Foundation started the implementation of the project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” in 2019.
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In its efforts to amplify the voices of those left behind and apply an intersectional lens to the peace and security discourse, UN Women is dedicated to recognizing the experiences of marginalized groups, including women from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and making their voices heard and accounted for.
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On 20 December 2022, the Ministry of Finance in partnership with the World Bank, the European Union and UN Women launched the PEFA and GRPFM assessment reports.
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UN Women continues to support regular information-sharing meetings on the Geneva International Discussions (GID). The meetings are aimed at promoting the meaningful participation of women in the peace processes, as well as addressing women’s needs and priorities.
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The National Conference on Gender Equality, held on 15 December by the United Nations Country Team’s Gender Theme Group, focused precisely on illustrating how important the gender equality and empowerment of women agenda is.
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Equality and diversity are essential prerequisites for a decent work environment, and business can play a vital role in creating it. The annual conference of UN Women, which was held in Tbilisi for the fifth time on the Women’s Empowerment Principles, was dedicated to this topic.
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UN Women, together with the international organization CARE Caucasus and other local partners, continuously assists in sharing useful information, practices and opportunities among Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian women entrepreneurs.
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Georgia’s Time Use Survey revealed that women in Georgia spend almost five times more on unpaid domestic and care work compared to men.
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UN Women continues supporting the integration of the Women, Peace and Security agenda as well as Youth, Peace and Security issues into the curricula of the higher education institutions in Georgia.
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The institution of the Thematic Rapporteur is a relatively new parliamentary mechanism that is intended to implement the legislative and supervisory activities of the Parliament more effectively.
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Chinara Babyeva, 48, was forced to flee her home due to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and settled together with her family in the village of Zobucuq a settlement built for internally displaced people in the Fuzuli region of Azerbaijan.
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A lawyer by profession, Ana Jibladze, 26, is an N7 division community officer at the Isani-Samgori Main Division of Tbilisi Police Department. One of her most significant responsibilities and her main professional obligation is to react promptly to acts of domestic violence and violence against women.
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This joint statement is issued by the United Nations system in Georgia, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia and the Embassies to Georgia of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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UN Women in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of Georgia prepared the publication - “Women in Service to Georgia”.
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The Government of Georgia adopted a regulation on issuing compensation to the victims/survivors of violence against women and domestic violence. The process of the development and adoption of the respective legislative amendments was carried out with the participation and technical assistance of UN Women.
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Round-table discussions between local self-governments and the members of women’s self-help groups serve the purpose of informing government representatives about the needs of the local population - these meetings are also effective leverage in highlighting women’s priorities during budgeting processes at the local level.
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UN Women in cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Georgia and the representatives of other UN agencies hosted the annual Open Day on Women, Peace and Security (WPS).
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Manana Jincharadze, 59, is a consultant of a programme for the School Principals at the Teacher Professional Development Center of Georgia.
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Vivia Gurgenishvili, 30, is an entrepreneur and mother of three from Veliskikhe, a village in Eastern Georgia. Currently living in the capital, Tbilisi, Gurgenishvili is the founder of Dino, a small company that produces eco-friendly wooden furniture and toys from clean and certified raw materials with a focus on child development.