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The lives of hundreds of women living in rural areas have been positively impacted within the activities implemented by Taso Foundation, Kakheti Regional Development Center, and CARE Caucasus within the scope of the UN Women project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus”.
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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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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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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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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.
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UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have taken the first steps in promoting the economic empowerment of women farmers in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti.
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UN Women, in cooperation with the TASO Foundation is actively working to strengthen the opportunities of rural women in order to get them continually involved in the process of defining local priorities and budgeting accordingly.
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The Sabirabad WRC, together with the WRCs in Baku Khazar and Qusar, represents a space that supports the development of women’s entrepreneurship and their self-employment and facilitates the process of enhancing women’s opportunities and increasing their income.
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For many years the population of Chochkhati community (Guria region) in Lanchkhuti municipality had to travel to Lanchkhuti in order to receive medical services. Public transport from the village runs to town only twice a day, so the local residents had many challenges.
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Keti Tsilosani lives in Lanchkhuti in the western region of Guria. She is a community worker with the social mobilization organization Taso Foundation and is an active participant of the UN Women project “A Joint Action for Women’s Empowerment in Georgia”.
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Agritourism is one of the most important sources of Georgia’s regional development as well as job creation, women’s economic empowerment and financial revenue generation for mountainous districts.
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In early May, women from the village of Maradisi, in southeast Georgia, gained wide renown. Naira Paksadze, together with other women, hoed their neighbour’s potato field in order to save the family’s potato harvest. At the time, every member of the family was being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, while weeds were growing wild throughout their potato field – their only source of income.
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Lela Setouri and Mzia Jabishvili met in November 2019 during their vocational training courses in the culinary arts. Both were from Akhmeta (in eastern Georgia’s Kakheti region), which helped bring them closer together.
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The six-day “How to Start a Business” course taught women in Georgia how to generate start-up ideas and validate them, as well as how to build the right team and create a product. They also developed strategic and innovative thinking, and learned about planning and product distribution, financial documentation, business modeling and investment proposals.
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Providing effective support to disadvantaged rural women in Azerbaijan requires not only sustainability but also a physical space where women can meet.
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In Georgia, the agritourism sector is mostly female-dominated. Despite its considerable potential to attract tourists to Georgia and improve life in rural communities, the sector lacks regulatory frameworks, hindering its development.
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For rural women entrepreneurs, experience-sharing with other producers and artisans is an important source of new ideas for future product development or access to new markets.
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Before the war in 2008, the population residing near the conflict zone in Shida Kartli used to get drinking water from the village of Vanati. After the war,Vanati happened to be located beyond the dividing line
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I first came across renewable energies some eight years ago. The Rural Communities Development Agency, where I work now, is one of the organizations that has specialized in the utilization of solar energy for households in rural areas of Georgia.
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What business opportunities do IDP women have in Georgia’s regions? How can they start up an enterprise with little finances? These are some of the issues that IDP women discussed during a training entitled “Supporting Sustainable Entrepreneurship for IDP Women”.