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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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On 6 June 2022, the Civil Service Bureau adopted its first-ever internal Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan, with UN Women’s technical support.
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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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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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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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On October 27-28, 2021, UN Women in partnership with the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence organized a workshop dedicated to effective functioning of the anti-sexual harassment mechanisms in public entities.
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The CSO shadow report was developed jointly by 29 civil society organizations in Georgia with the financial support of UN Women and the Government of Norway.
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In line with the strategic partnership with UN Women and to promote women’s leadership and participation in local self-governance, the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) supports local governments in developing evidence-based and bespoke municipal gender equality action plans.
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On 29 March 2021, representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and UN Women gathered to discuss the results of the PGA that was conducted at the Prosecutor’s Office with the technical and financial support of UN Women at the end of 2020.
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Since the adoption of the landmark legislation on the prevention of and response to sexual harassment by the Parliament of Georgia in 2019, an increasing number of civil service organizations have adopted internal sexual harassment complaints mechanisms with UN Women support.
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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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As a result of strategic partnership with UN Women and to promote women’s leadership and participation in local self-governance, the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) adopted its first internal Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan in December 2020.
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UN Women is partnering with the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) and supports coordinated action to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment issues into local planning processes and develop gender mainstreaming capacity of all 64 municipalities across Georgia.
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On September 7-8, 2020, UN Women in partnership with the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues conducted a workshop dedicated to setting up sexual harassment complaints mechanisms in different public sector organizations.
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Local governments play a key role in effective localization of international and national commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, initiatives for promoting gender equality at the local level are still at an embryonic stage in Georgia.
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UN Women and the Public Defender’s Office conducted special assessment to study the gender equality policy of local governments, during which the main emphasis was placed on women’s economic rights and expanding their opportunities.
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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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UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence facilitated the discussion with CSOs and development partners preceding the submission of Georgia’s sixth periodic report to CEDAW.
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With the adoption of the third National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) et al. on 17 April 2018, the Government of Georgia reconfirmed its firm commitment to deliver on the Women, Peace and Security agenda.