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Recent developments around the world have brought women, peace, and security issues to the forefront of media attention.
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On 11-12 June, UN Women, with the Office of the National Security Council of Georgia, the State Security Service of Georgia and the Georgian Intelligence Service, conducted its first staff training on sexual harassment prevention and response mechanisms.
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One of the most important ways to support the involvement of women and girls in information and communication technologies (ICT) is to set positive examples, including those of business organizations that strive to encourage girls in a male-dominated, stereotypical field.
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Integration of gender perspective in the defence sector is becoming increasingly important every day. Equally, gender dimension in protection of civilians in conflicts and military operations are becoming of particular importance nowadays.
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In April and May, gender-sensitive trainings on news coverage were conducted for media representatives working in the Kvemo Kartli region.
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On 25 May, 2022 UN Women in partnership with the Administration of the Government of Georgia, hosted a meeting about institutionalizing internal mechanisms on the prevention and response to sexual harassment in the civil service.
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From 23 to 25 May, Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, and Alia El-Yassir, Director of the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, paid their first official visit to Georgia.
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Empowering women affected by conflict, facilitating their dialogue with government actors, advocating for their needs with the relevant agencies and engaging them in decision-making processes are among the UN Women's priorities.
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Today, on the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we reiterate our solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community in Georgia.
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Key challenges and priorities were discussed at the high-level meeting “Gender Equality Policy at the Local Level: Main Challenges and Actions”, held on 10 May in Tbilisi.
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The LGBTQI communities are one of the most vulnerable and marginalized segments of Georgian society. Their members face discrimination and violence in different areas of life, and there are still significant challenges remaining with regard to the protection and realization of their rights.
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Six women engaged in the ICT sector shared their impressive stories with the audience gathered for PechaKucha Nights.
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On 15 April 2022, the Public Defender’s Office, in partnership with UN Women, hosted the presentation of the Public Defender’s special report “Assessing the Effectiveness of National Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Equality in Georgia”.
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The training module for school resource officers is part of a memorandum signed on 4 April 2022 between UN Women and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
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Daji Liparteliani, alongside her start-up, is one of the distinguished nominees of the Grace Hopper Award 2021, which was founded in 2021 by the USAID Economic Security Program in partnership with UN Women and TBC Bank
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In cooperation with the national partners, UN Women is working towards institutionalization of GIA in Georgia. The reform aims to contribute towards strengthening good governance, gender-responsive and evidence-based policymaking in Georgia.
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Within the framework of the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles, UN Women has had a long-standing, close cooperation with the Georgian private sector. This partnership is gradually expanding in support of gender equality through new initiatives, becoming even more strategic.
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The annual global initiative “Call for Gender Equality” has been held in Georgia once again, focusing on the significant role that can be played by the banking and finance sectors in achieving gender equality.
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UN Women has begun to take effective steps to put into practice the principle of women’s empowerment, equal property rights and gender equality.
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Global developments significantly increase the urgency and importance of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and clearly demonstrate that its implementation in practice is an essential precondition for both conflict prevention and ensuring lasting peace.