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Examples worldwide prove that creating a friendly, supportive environment for working parents and offering appropriate initiatives is beneficial not only for employees, especially women, but also for the employers.
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Achieving progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment across Georgia is difficult without the involvement of the municipalities, so UN Women and the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council are taking active steps to jointly advocate for these issues with the local governments.
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67 per cent of vaccinated citizens in Georgia between 15 March and 15 July 2021 were women, while 33 per cent were men. It is noteworthy that in terms of health issues and dissemination of important information in their own communities, women take the initiative.
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In order to promote gender equality and encourage women in the maritime industry, UN Women has been cooperating with the Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia since 2018, on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding.
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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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The development of the fourth National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, with a duration of three years, is ongoing with the support of UN Women.
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UN Women and the Ministry of Defence of Georgia (MoD) are continuing their cooperation towards the integration of a gender perspective in the MoD.
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The participation of IDP and conflict-affected women and youth in the drafting process of the fourth National Action Plan for the Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security significantly contributes to its effective implementation.
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Women living in villages near the administrative boundary line have specific needs. UN Women always directs special attention to the identification of these needs, informs the local or central governments about them and takes appropriate steps.
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What is a failure that, in reality, signifies taking a step towards success and strong motivation? With the support of UN Women, women entrepreneurs shared their experiences on this matter with an audience on 26 July in Batumi at the popular events series Fuckup Nights.
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With the support of UN Women, a consultation meeting was held with women’s civil society organizations (CSOs) on the development of the fourth National Action Plan for the Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (NAP).
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Expanding access to gender statistics and its extensive use for raising public awareness and policy planning is a top priority for UN Women. With this purpose, UN Women in cooperation with the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) implements various initiatives.
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To improve the gender balance in the civil service, the Civil Service Bureau and UN Women are accelerating their partnership around creating gender-responsive employment policies and promoting equal representation and leadership in the civil service.
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With the support of UN Women, the Government of Georgia launched the drafting process on Georgia’s fourth National Action Plan (NAP) on the Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security for the period from 2021 to 2024.
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UN Women continues its partnership with the Ministry of Defence of Georgia to integrate a gender perspective and support relevant knowledge-sharing.
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Only 3 per cent of the employed women in Georgia are legally entitled to enjoy fully compensated maternity leave. Exceptions occur when employers pay additional compensation voluntarily.
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A day before the Generation Equality Paris Forum, Georgia joined the global movement and made new commitments to strengthen gender equality.
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My main goal is to help people understand and accept human rights and gender equality through art. Equal rights will help people nurture their skills and talents to build a better life without fear of being left behind in many ways – to make independent career choices, be promoted for talents, ask for help, be weak, or be strong, without criticism from the community.
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It has been 10 years since Tamar Ioseliani started working in the maritime industry - a sector globally dominated by men. With this experience, she not only defies gender stereotypes but also actively promotes the participation of women in the industry.
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To support ending violence against women, Georgia national rugby team, the Lelos, will wear the UN Women logo on their jerseys when they play current World Champions South Africa team in July.