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Expert’s Take: Gender Equality cannot be achieved without gender data

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Papa Seck is the Chief Statistician at UN Women. He has led statistics and data work at UN Women since joining the organization in 2009. He manages UN Women's Making Every Woman and Girl Count flagship programme that is aimed at the improvement of the production and use of gender data and helping countries to systematically monitor progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals form a gender perspective.

Strengthening women’s employment skills for their economic empowerment

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The development and improvement of proper employment skills can play a significant role in the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and job seekers.

Georgia integrates gender perspective into the security sector

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Two significant events dedicated to integrating the principles of gender equality, women, peace and safety into the security sector of Georgia were held in Tbilisi and Gori.

In the words of Mariam Lomtadze: “By presenting gender data in innovative ways, we can inform society about gender inequality”

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Inspired by programming for the past eight years, 17-year-old Mariam Lomtadze is the founder of Looper and tech start-ups Hero and FarmApp. Mariam participated in a hackathon to find innovative ways to visualise gender data.

Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia national statistics offices pledge greater cooperation

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The heads of the national statistics offices of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan said in a joint statement that they fully supported development of a statistics system and were open to greater cooperation between their national statistics agencies.

Guria’s anti-domestic violence efforts in focus

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Within the framework of the EU-funded project “Unite to Fight Violence against Women”, UN Women has been working in Georgia’s south-western region of Guria to strengthen the local-level response to domestic violence and promote zero tolerance around the issue.

Sensitizing Georgian and Armenian partners on gender-responsive economic policies

Monday, July 22, 2019

To build awareness around the nexus of gender and economics and to understand the importance of gender-responsive economic policy, UN Women organized a five-day training on gender and economics in Kakheti, Georgia.

Women’s economic empowerment forum in Zugdidi facilitates contacts in tourism and hospitality sectors

Sunday, July 21, 2019

“We can do a lot by helping each other. Samegrelo…has all the components to make it a marketable and profitable [tourist destination],” remarked Mariam Kvrivishvili, Head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration, at the women’s economic empowerment forum in Zugdidi.

Women entrepreneurs report business success thanks to their mentors

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Business mentoring can be beneficial for both mentors and mentees, as evidenced by the mentoring support implemented by UN Women in the Norway-funded project “A Joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia”.

The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues focuses on capacity development

Friday, July 12, 2019

UN Women continues its support to strengthen the capacities of the thematic working group on Women, Peace and Security at the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues.

Energy-efficient technologies support women’s economic empowerment

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Taking urgent measures against climate change to mitigate its impact, while increasing universal access to reliable, renewable and modern energy sources, are objectives incorporated into the globally recognized Sustainable Development Goals, and UN Women is contributing towards their achievement.

In the words of Giga Chikadze: “Gender does not matter. If you wish to do something, give it a try and do it”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Giga Chikadze, professional MMA fighter and winner of the World and European championship titles, has been involved in the UN Women campaign Sportsmen Unite to End Violence against Women in Georgia for years.

Positive Georgian experience incentivizes new companies to sign Women’s Empowerment Principles

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Private companies functioning in Georgia that have adopted the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) have already attained tangible and positive results. Their experience is a good incentive for business organizations that are now getting interested in joining this global initiative.

Companies support women’s empowerment through mentoring

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Inspired by their participation in UN Women’s mentoring programme trainings since late 2018, six companies in Georgia have started establishing their own workplace mentoring programmes for women’s empowerment.

Armenian private sector learns about Women’s Empowerment Principles

Friday, June 28, 2019

Providing women with social media marketing and web-design skills is one example of what private sector companies could do to help socially vulnerable women be more economically independent, an initiative being considered by the advertising company McCann.

Regional journalists advocating for women’s economic empowerment

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

To support in-depth coverage of women’s issues and involve journalists in the advocacy of gender-related topics, UN Women has been intensively cooperating with local media representatives.

Regular information-sharing meetings continue between IPRM participants and residents of villages adjacent to dividing lines

Friday, June 21, 2019

In the villages of Pakhulani (Tsalenjikha Municipality) and Khurcha (Zugdidi Municipality) located along the dividing line, information-sharing meetings were held between the Georgian participants of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) and the local population.

Adjara hosts the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum in Batumi

Sunday, June 16, 2019

“Opening opportunities to women in business and all sectors of society is strategic for the long term, for equity, for growth and for sustainability. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do”.

UN Women continues to support its partners in implementing sexual harassment complaints mechanisms

Saturday, June 1, 2019

UN Women places high priority on there being a gender-sensitive and discrimination-free corporate culture and work environment at the organizations with which it partners on various projects focused on women’s empowerment.

Dialogue to be launched on policy aiming to eliminate gender pay gap

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The gender pay gap and its elimination is one of the most serious challenges faced by Georgia. To understand this topic and implement relevant policy, it is necessary to have accurate data and to analyse it.

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