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UN Women launching a campaign in support of the economic empowerment of women farmers

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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.

Regular dialogue with civil society on Geneva International Discussions continues

Monday, April 26, 2021

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.

Specialized prosecutors to work on sexual offences

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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.

The Power of Women's Unity

Monday, April 12, 2021

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.

UN Women presents “Conflict, Gender and Peace” textbook

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The textbook “Conflict, Gender and Peace”, prepared in Georgian language with the support of UN Women, is intended specifically for students of higher education.

Women’s Empowerment Principles during COVID-19: Challenges and best practices

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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.

Prosecutor’s Office undergoes Participatory Gender Audit with UN Women support

Monday, March 29, 2021

On 29 March 2021, representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and UN Women gathered to discuss the results of the PGA that was conducted at the Prosecutor’s Office with the technical and financial support of UN Women at the end of 2020.

Women entrepreneurs from Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan share their successes in a regional exchange

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

From 15 to 24 March, UN Women in partnership with CARE Caucasus organized a series of online knowledge-sharing exchanges between women entrepreneurs from Georgia and Azerbaijan and from Georgia and Armenia.

Five more governmental organizations adopt internal anti-sexual harassment mechanisms

Friday, March 12, 2021

Since the adoption of the landmark legislation on the prevention of and response to sexual harassment by the Parliament of Georgia in 2019, an increasing number of civil service organizations have adopted internal sexual harassment complaints mechanisms with UN Women support.

Presentation of the global movement Generation Equality at Tbilisi Civil Society Forum

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The French Embassy in Georgia and the offices of UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund presented the global Generation Equality movement at the Civil Society Forum.

Gender equality is being integrated into the activities of more and more organizations

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Increasing the participation of women and girls in technology was one of the main goals set by Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency. To this end, they became interested in introducing the principles of gender equality into their work process.

Public Defender’s special report on gender mainstreaming released

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

On 10 March 2021, the Public Defender’s Office, in partnership with UN Women, hosted the presentation of the Public Defender’s special report “Review of Georgia’s Gender Mainstreaming Obligations and their Fulfilment Status”.

Stock exchanges in South Caucasus ring the bell for gender equality

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

In partnership with UN Women Georgia, the Baku Stock Exchange and the Armenia Securities Exchange each organized their own separate events to celebrate International Women’s Day by joining more than 100 stock exchanges around the world in the Ring the Bell for Gender Equality initiative.

Gender inequalities exacerbated by pandemic in Georgia

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

What is the impact of COVID-19 on men and women in Georgia? A comprehensive survey, “The Rapid Gender Assessment of the COVID-19 Situation in Georgia”, was presented by the United Nations on 9 March during Gender Week, dedicated to International Women’s Day.

In support of women entrepreneurs’ tech start-ups

Monday, February 22, 2021

The initiative, which aims to help Georgian women’s start-ups develop and succeed in global markets, launched in 2020. A total of 12 finalists were selected to participate, seven of whom won scholarships and are taking part in a six-month online training course as of February 2021.

UN system representatives discuss the Immediate Housing Needs of the IDPs in Georgia amid COVID-19 Pandemic with the Government of Georgia

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Each year UN Women, in cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and UN system representatives, organizes the Open Day on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in Georgia.

International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

Monday, February 8, 2021

UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 (IWD 2021) as, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”

Women entrepreneurs develop their business activities in Armenia

Friday, February 5, 2021

Anna, 33, runs a small family hotel in Chambarak, a town in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The desire to popularize her city inspired her to launch her own business.

Responsible business continues to support women

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Notwithstanding the economic crisis, the characteristics of a developing country, and the difficulties and restrictions inflicted by the pandemic, the WEPs signatory companies launched numerous stimulating initiatives in Georgia. As a result, women received support tailored to their actual needs, both inside and outside the organizations.

In the words of Zoia Kurtanidze: “Serving this country makes me proud, and I would like to be proud of being a guardian of gender equality as well”

Friday, January 29, 2021

Major Zoia Kurtanidze, 34, has been serving in the Georgian Defence Forces since 2007. Currently, she is a career manager at the Military Personnel Management Centre of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and a gender advisor to the Gender Equality Monitoring Group.

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