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On 5 July 2022, the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council presented the results of the Parliamentary Thematic Inquiry on Gender Mainstreaming in Governmental Policies to about 30 representatives of legislative and executive government, as well as development organizations.
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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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To improve the gender balance in the civil service, the Civil Service Bureau and UN Women are accelerating their partnership around creating gender-responsive employment policies and promoting equal representation and leadership in the civil service.
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UN Women continues its partnership with the Ministry of Defence of Georgia to integrate a gender perspective and support relevant knowledge-sharing.
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UN Women continues to work with security sector institutions to mainstream gender and share knowledge on gender equality principles.
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On 10 March 2021, the Public Defender’s Office, in partnership with UN Women, hosted the presentation of the Public Defender’s special report “Review of Georgia’s Gender Mainstreaming Obligations and their Fulfilment Status”.
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Femicide remains a significant challenge for Georgia. According to the findings of the monitoring carried out by the Public Defender, problems still persist in connection to this topic, including stereotypical attitudes towards victims, the proper qualification of cases and the designation of such crimes as gender-based.
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Supported by UN Women, the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia held an online conference on 30 June on the prevention and monitoring of femicide.
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On 11 December, the Public Defender of Georgia with UN Women’s support presented the findings of its five-year monitoring of gender-based killings of women - femicides - in Georgia.
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The monitoring and prevention of cases of femicide - gender-related killings of women - is one of the priorities of UN Women.
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The Public Defender’s Office of Georgia (PDO) together with UN Women organized a conference to present the “Femicide Watch Report - Analysis of the Criminal Cases Regarding Gender-related Killings of Women Committed in 2016”.
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The Legal Committee of the Parliament of Georgia has supported a petition by the women’s movement demanding a tougher response to gender-related killings of women (femicides).
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The Public Defender of Georgia (PDO) together with UN Women organized the international conference Femicide Watch - Monitoring Tools and Mechanisms in Tbilisi, Georgia to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed every 25 November.
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The Chief Prosecutor’s Office, in cooperation with the UN Women Country Office in Georgia, organized a conference to present its analysis of domestic crimes and femicides. The trends, achievements and challenges in fighting domestic violence were meticulously discussed.
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The Public Defender of Georgia, Mr. Ucha Nanuashvili, held a press conference together with Ms. Erika Kvapilova, Representative of UN Women in Georgia, in which he announced that his office will assume responsibility for monitoring gender-based killings of women in Georgia.
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UN Women and the Ministry of Defence of Georgia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation to promote the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the security sector.