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Nona Noniashvili: A young entrepreneur in Georgia who is planting seeds to help a conflict-affected community grow

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Nona Noniashvili is a Georgian entrepreneur who decided to build her company’s factory in a conflict-affected village adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Line with Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, committed to helping a community in need and empowering local women.

Femicide prevention and monitoring: Public Defender’s five-year report presented

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Supported by UN Women, the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia held an online conference on 30 June on the prevention and monitoring of femicide.

COVID-19 exacerbates women’s vulnerabilities and gender inequalities in Georgia

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex.

Women entrepreneurs learn new ways to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

UN Women had mobilized to unite the participants of the regional project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” - the women who had developed their business activities thanks to the support of this very project - in a series of online trainings.

Agritourism development for the revival of pandemic-hit Georgian economy

Monday, June 8, 2020

Agritourism is one of the most important sources of Georgia’s regional development as well as job creation, women’s economic empowerment and financial revenue generation for mountainous districts.

Harnessing the power of social media to advocate for women’s rights during COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

In early March the UN Women office in Georgia launched a series of campaigns on Facebook to advocate for women’s rights amid the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to the popularity of the social media platform and the timely information, the campaigns reached over a million people.

In the words of Nastasia Arabuli: „I would be happy if this isolation exposes the sheer degree of women’s responsibilities“

Monday, June 1, 2020

The journalist of radio liberty, Nastasia Arabuli works closely with UN Women in Georgia as she actively covers women’s issues. Nastasia was taking part in various UN Women projects - interactive exhibition “Interior of Violence” and Editathon, an initiative devoted to the future Georgian women editors of Wikipedia.

Gender policy and challenges for local government bodies

Thursday, May 28, 2020

UN Women and the Public Defender’s Office conducted special assessment to study the gender equality policy of local governments, during which the main emphasis was placed on women’s economic rights and expanding their opportunities.

Digital technology can empower women, but…

Friday, May 22, 2020

Digital technologies can contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, delivering better, more equal outcomes for men and women, providing women with “leapfrogging opportunities” and helping close gender gaps. However, this first requires overcoming existing barriers.

In Georgia, women farmers show solidarity amid COVID-19

Thursday, May 21, 2020

In early May, women from the village of Maradisi, in southeast Georgia, gained wide renown. Naira Paksadze, together with other women, hoed their neighbour’s potato field in order to save the family’s potato harvest. At the time, every member of the family was being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, while weeds were growing wild throughout their potato field – their only source of income.

Electronic course launched to raise awareness on gender equality

Friday, May 8, 2020

It is impossible to achieve gender equality and to respect women’s rights without raising public awareness. To that end, an electronic course developed through the joint initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia and UN Women represents an important step taken towards this direction.

Sewing ateliers participate in COVID-19 response

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mariam Tskhovrebasvhili finished sewing her last dress on 18 March. She had 30 more orders awaiting her but all were cancelled. COVID-19 was already prescribing new rules, and nobody cared about clothing any more.

Companies in Georgia step up to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Increasing evidence from around the world indicates that COVID-19 and the response actions are impacting men and women differently.

In the words of Lili Pulariani: “Doors have been closed to women too often”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Lili Pulariani, specialist and lecturer on digital communications, joined a UN Women training initiative as a mentor in 2019. She retrained instructors who then taught social media marketing and web programming to women entrepreneurs.

How technology skills change women’s lives

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

In Georgia, there is a clear gender division among professions. Information technology is one of the most male-dominated and, at the same time, highly paid fields. UN Women developed the pilot initiative to address this inequality in collaboration with public and private organizations.

Gender pay gap remains a challenge for Georgia

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

In order to understand and reduce the gender pay gap, it is critically important to research and analyse the relevant data on the matter.

Gender equality starts with you: Nine ways you can keep up your activism from your couch

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

As everyone does their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and isolation, we’re sharing some of the best ways we know to support gender equality in your homes and in the world, without leaving the safety of your own home, or your couch.

In the words of Ketevan Chumbadze: “Women involved in peace processes provide support for addressing the needs of conflict-affected women”

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Ketevan Chumbadze, Deputy Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA), is a member of the Georgian delegation to the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and is engaged in the security working group.

CSOs consider gender commissions to improve peace talks

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Civil society representatives from the Balkans, South Caucasus and Central Asia called for a permanent coalition or network of women civil society organizations (CSOs) in the region to convene on a regular basis to consult on building sustainable peace in the region.

Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.

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