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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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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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500 Women in Technology will be implemented with the support of UN Women and with the involvement of Business and Technology University, TBC Bank, the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) signatory companies, and IT representatives.
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For the support of women and gender equality, the companies that are signatories to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) have laid the foundation for a number of interesting projects in Georgia.
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Failure stories that have been experienced by others often convince people that defeat is not really the end but a unique experience that plays an important role in building a leader. This view was reinforced by successful businesswomen on 19 November at Fuckup Nights in Tbilisi.
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On 10 November, UN Women brought together the companies that have signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in order to discuss this topic and to share their own experience.
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“Women Entrepreneurs for the Development of the Region” was the theme around which six local women entrepreneurs came together through the popular platform of PechaKucha Nights.
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With the help of UN Women, Georgia has joined the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) and once more has underlined the need for equal pay for equal work.
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The training platform “The Farmer Field School” is part of a joint project between UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) called “Empowering Women Economically through the Farmer Field School Approach”.
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Examples worldwide prove that creating a friendly, supportive environment for working parents and offering appropriate initiatives is beneficial not only for employees, especially women, but also for the employers.
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In order to promote gender equality and encourage women in the maritime industry, UN Women has been cooperating with the Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia since 2018, on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Women living in villages near the administrative boundary line have specific needs. UN Women always directs special attention to the identification of these needs, informs the local or central governments about them and takes appropriate steps.
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What is a failure that, in reality, signifies taking a step towards success and strong motivation? With the support of UN Women, women entrepreneurs shared their experiences on this matter with an audience on 26 July in Batumi at the popular events series Fuckup Nights.
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Only 3 per cent of the employed women in Georgia are legally entitled to enjoy fully compensated maternity leave. Exceptions occur when employers pay additional compensation voluntarily.
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It has been 10 years since Tamar Ioseliani started working in the maritime industry - a sector globally dominated by men. With this experience, she not only defies gender stereotypes but also actively promotes the participation of women in the industry.
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In Georgia, 82 per cent of domestic workers, such as babysitters, caregivers and helpers, work overtime (more than 40 hours a week), but there are no data on whether this work is paid or not.
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Showcasing positive examples and telling stories about overcoming difficulties and about implementing successful and innovative activities have a special power, especially when it comes to promoting women’s entrepreneurship and equitable business.
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Women in health care are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, although the role and efforts of other women who are effectively involved in pandemic response is also crucial. During the crisis, they have been able to show support to many other women.
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Small steps can make a big impact - this is the slogan that deeply inspired the rural women involved in social mobilization work to launch volunteer initiatives in three regions of Georgia in connection with World Environment Day on 5 June.