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UN Women has begun to take effective steps to put into practice the principle of women’s empowerment, equal property rights and gender equality.
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Global developments significantly increase the urgency and importance of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and clearly demonstrate that its implementation in practice is an essential precondition for both conflict prevention and ensuring lasting peace.
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This joint statement is issued by the United Nations system in Georgia, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia the Embassies to Georgia of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Ani Chkoidze, 32, is one of the founders of the Zero Effect store. Zero Effect is a zero-waste space where people can buy eco-friendly products, including items made by women entrepreneurs, and get useful information on environmental issues.
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The empowerment of women and girls with disabilities is an integral part of gender equality agenda. In addition to stand-alone programmes on the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities, it is critical to ensure that disability issues are fully integrated into gender equality programmes and initiatives.
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Eliko Bendeliani, chair of the Center for Peace and Civic Development, a non-governmental organization, not only participates in these activities but also constantly strives to involve more women and young people in the peace process.
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The gender pay gap is an important indicator of wage-related gender inequality, and it clearly shows the existence of complex social factors contributing to such inequality.
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One of the important aspects of integrating gender perspective into the security sector of Georgia is the effective implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. To this end, UN Women is collaborating with the DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance to implement number of initiatives.
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Nino Enukidze, the rector of Business and Technology University, is 35 years old. With her direct participation, the university became a signatory to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles in 2019, and to support the involvement of girls in technology, she launched the initiative “Coding School for Women”. With its support, more than 2,500 girls have been trained in technological professions, with 75 per cent of them employed in the industry.
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When they interviewed her, the 17-year-old girl was sitting in an armchair, not making eye contact with anyone, recalls Detective Gvantsa Gogava, who investigates domestic violence against juveniles in Georgia.
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Mariam Darbaidze, 23, is a novice vlogger. A sociologist by profession, she has her own channel on YouTube and mostly records vlogs about hearing impairment. She is a person with disability herself, and this inspired her to create an online platform.
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UN Women Georgia, together with the Women’s Information Center, actively uses this role-play exercise with different audiences to raise awareness on violence against women.
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With the support of the European Union, UN Women and the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics are actively collaborating to support the ethical, gender-sensitive coverage of women’s rights and LGBTQI issues.
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The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.
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500 Women in Technology will be implemented with the support of UN Women and with the involvement of Business and Technology University, TBC Bank, the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) signatory companies, and IT representatives.
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Women often face inequalities and obstacles in sports. Sometimes they even experience sexual harassment and abuse as well, although they virtually never talk about it to the media, especially in public.
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For the support of women and gender equality, the companies that are signatories to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) have laid the foundation for a number of interesting projects in Georgia.
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Inclusive peace processes in Georgia and integrating a gender perspective into the negotiations is one of the strategic areas of UN Women and includes raising awareness about gender-sensitive conflict analysis, and training women mediators.
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Sexual violence remains one of the most hidden crimes in Georgia. Women do not speak about it because society often blames them for what happened. In fact, however, it is important to show compassion and stand by victims in order to break the cycle of silence and violence.
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UN Women continues to support regular information-sharing meetings between the Georgian participants of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) and representatives of women’s civil society organizations, IDPs and conflict-affected women.