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In Georgia, 82 per cent of domestic workers, such as babysitters, caregivers and helpers, work overtime (more than 40 hours a week), but there are no data on whether this work is paid or not.
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In line with the strategic partnership with UN Women and to promote women’s leadership and participation in local self-governance, the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) supports local governments in developing evidence-based and bespoke municipal gender equality action plans.
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Showcasing positive examples and telling stories about overcoming difficulties and about implementing successful and innovative activities have a special power, especially when it comes to promoting women’s entrepreneurship and equitable business.
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has launched a process to target sexual offences, which includes a special training program supported by UN Women.
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Women in health care are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, although the role and efforts of other women who are effectively involved in pandemic response is also crucial. During the crisis, they have been able to show support to many other women.
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Small steps can make a big impact - this is the slogan that deeply inspired the rural women involved in social mobilization work to launch volunteer initiatives in three regions of Georgia in connection with World Environment Day on 5 June.
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UN Women continues to work with security sector institutions to mainstream gender and share knowledge on gender equality principles.
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UN Women continues to hold regular meetings with the Georgian participants of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) and representatives of women’s civil society organizations, and IDPs and conflict-affected women.
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UN Resident Coordinator Sabine Machl, who visited Zugdidi Municipality from 19 to 21 May 2021, became familiar with the initiatives implemented by UN Women together with local partners in Samegrelo.
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UN Women conducted and online meeting to present and discuss an assessment of the domestic violence behaviour correction programmes administered in Georgia vis-à-vis international standards and to learn how similar programmes in EU countries have been operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Together with representatives of the UN, the Swedish Embassy and the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia, members of LGBTIQ community and human rights organizations attended the meeting, focused on gender-based violence and access to justice, the impact and consequences of the pandemic and related information-sharing.
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The online course “Innovative Strategies and Digital Transformation for Women Entrepreneurs” was held in February and March 2021 at the joint initiative of UN Women and the Embassy of Israel in Georgia, in partnership with the Mashav-Carmel International Training Center.
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Trainings, experience sharing meetings, coaching sessions and opportunities to find new contacts for hundreds of women from Europe and Central Asia - these were among the activities at the first virtual international Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo, held from 27 to 29 April 2021.
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UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have taken the first steps in promoting the economic empowerment of women farmers in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti.
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UN Women continues to hold regular information-sharing meetings on the Geneva International Discussions (GID). The meetings are aimed at promoting the meaningful participation of women in the peace processes and addressing their needs and priorities.
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UN Women, in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), organized an introductory workshop on the National Social Protection Floors Assessment in Armenia on 20 April 2021 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia is taking new steps towards prosecutor specialization. In addition to domestic crimes, the specialized prosecutors will now work on crimes against sexual freedom and inviolability.
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Aimed at empowering rural women and their communities, the social mobilization component of the project “A Joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia” (JAWE) was launched by UN Women and the TASO Foundation in 2017.
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The textbook “Conflict, Gender and Peace”, prepared in Georgian language with the support of UN Women, is intended specifically for students of higher education.
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Some companies, which also made their cornerstone the empowerment of women in their corporate culture, started to implement such responsive actions at the very start of COVID-19 that aimed directly at supporting women.