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41 per cent of the population in Georgia think that domestic violence is a family matter. A new campaign by UN Women challenges the status quo and calls everyone not to stay indifferent to violence against women.
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The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
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Every day we have the opportunity to examine our behaviours and beliefs for biases that permit rape culture to continue. From the attitudes we have about gender identities to the policies we support in our communities, we can all take action to stand against rape culture.
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At the initiative of the UN Women Georgia Country Office and with the support of Tbilisi City Hall, the TV Tower of the capital city was lit up in orange.
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My mother was unable to continue her undergraduate studies after the second year; this is why she was always concerned about my education.
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In front of 27 000 fans at the Mikheil Meskhi stadium the national rugby teams of Georgia and Samoa expressed their support to the United Nations Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.
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Ergeta village, home to some 1,200 inhabitants, is located in Georgia’s Samegrelo region. On 6 July 2016, some fifty locals of all ages, including boys and girls in their teens, gathered at the municipality building to meet with UN Women and sportsmen from the Georgia Rugby Union to discuss the problem of violence against women and girls.
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“Any violence, especially violence against women and girls, is unacceptable. For us, the rugby players, fighting violence is an inherent duty and we hope that you too will join us.” With these words, the veteran rugby player and UN Women Georgia’s Consultant on Sport and Youth Issues, Nodar Andguladze, addressed the students and academic personnel of Avele College in Samoa.
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Nata Bekauri came to the Pankisi Gorge in Duisi village – located in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region and mainly populated by the Kist ethnic minority – at the age of 16. Her parents had decided to send her to Georgia after the Chechen War, having just graduated from school at the time.
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Religious leaders in the Pankisi Gorge will no longer endorse marriage for those under the age of 18. Pankisi is located in the eastern part of Georgia (Kakheti region) and is mostly populated by ethnic Kists. The decision was made by imams from traditional Islamic mosques, together with the Council of Elders in the Gorge.
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“Rugby is a power game”, “Rugby is not the right game for women”; these stereotypes are widespread in Georgia, dividing sport into two categories: those sports which are feminine and those which are masculine. Although rugby is very popular in Georgia and Georgian rugby players have many fans, women’s rugby is less developed and very few people know of any Georgian female rugby players.
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Giorgi Margvelashvili, the President of Georgia, who declared 2015 as the Year of Women, expressed his support for the increased participation of women in politics by introduction of mandatory quotas.