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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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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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Marina Tabukashvili is Head of Georgia’s Taso Foundation, the National Women`s Fund and the Memory Research Center. She tells us why the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary agenda to empower women and girls, was adopted in 1995, and discusses what prevents women from realizing their rights today.
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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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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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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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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.