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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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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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UN Women assists its partners in developing and implementing a gender equality strategy. One such partner, the agency “Enterprise Georgia”, has already approved this strategy and a three-year action plan. The process was supported by UN Women.
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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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Five months ago, when Lika Goguadze returned to work, it was the first time in four years. Goguadze is 37 years old and lives in Tbilisi. After finally divorcing her abusive husband, freedom came with financial stress and emotional scars.
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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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Two long-standing partners of UN Women - the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) and the Georgian Women’s Employment Association Amagdari - will join forces to empower domestic violence survivors.
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What role can the mass media play in preventing workplace sexual harassment? UN Women Georgia held a special seminar for local reporters on this topic.
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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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Three businesses were recognized for their efforts to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality at an awards ceremony organized by Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Georgia in cooperation with UN Women.
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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.
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The private sector is the largest employment sector in Georgia, and private businesses can play a crucial role to promote gender equality. To boost private sector engagement for the empowerment of women inside and outside of companies, UN Women in Georgia conducted two trainings in April on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for 30 business representatives, in collaboration with the Georgian Microfinance Association and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Georgia.