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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.

Women living along the administrative boundary lines are learning to cope with stress

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Karaleti Women’s Solidarity Center conducted three online trainings for the women living in target villages on the issues of stress management and efficient time management. In addition, the participants received psychological counselling and heard answers to interesting questions.

Small steps for big changes

Friday, January 15, 2021

In 2020, UN Women in cooperation with the popular social media platform “Women from Georgia” launched a new initiative about women and girls with disabilities. The campaign has already yielded small victories - those necessary to achieve big changes for the years to come.

Women get involved in budget planning and achieve tangible results

Monday, January 11, 2021

UN Women, in cooperation with the TASO Foundation is actively working to strengthen the opportunities of rural women in order to get them continually involved in the process of defining local priorities and budgeting accordingly.

National Association of Local Authorities in Georgia Adopts Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan

Sunday, January 3, 2021

As a result of 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) adopted its first internal Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan in December 2020.

UN Women launches online video campaign ‘The virus of indifference kills’

Monday, December 21, 2020

41 per cent of the population in Georgia think that domestic violence is a family matter. A new campaign by UN Women challenges the status quo and calls everyone not to stay indifferent to violence against women.

Looking Beyond 2020: Advancing Women, Peace and Security in Eastern Partnership Countries

Monday, December 21, 2020

Forty-one women’s organizations, peacebuilders and activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine recently came together in Istanbul for a series of consultations aimed at sharing views and highlighting solutions towards the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in Eastern partnership countries. The ‘Looking Beyond 2020: Advancing Women, Peace and Security’ consultations were organized by the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the UN Women Georgia Country Office.

Women volunteers become successful entrepreneurs

Monday, December 14, 2020

144 women were financed by the regional project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus”, which encouraged them to realize their ideas and opportunities.

With the EU support, UN Women and UNFPA launch a project against violence against women and domestic violence

Monday, December 7, 2020

With the financial support of the EU, two UN agencies - UN Women in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - launched the project “Ending Violence against Women and Girls in Georgia” (EVAWGG).

In the words of Tamar Macharashvili: “The protection of the rights of women and girls with disabilities should be an essential part of women’s rights agenda”

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tamar Macharashvili, the head of the organization “Women and Reality”, has been promoting the rights of women and girls with disabilities (WGwD) for more than 20 years. Throughout her work, Tamar strives to ensure that the voices of WGwD are heard loud and clearly.

Ana Peláez Narváez: “Nothing about women with disabilities should be done without women with disabilities”

Thursday, December 3, 2020

UN Women Georgia in partnership with the CEDAW Committee Secretariat and NGO partners - Partnership for Human Rights and Women & Reality - organized a virtual meeting with CEDAW Committee members Ana Peláez Narváez and Lika Nadaraia on women’s rights activism by women with disabilities.

Tradition continues: Tbilisi TV tower lit in orange

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, one of the main landmarks of the Georgian capital, the TV tower, was lit up in orange once again.

Georgian private sector to support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

More than 30 representatives of the private sector issued a special statement in support of the campaign on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Open Day on Women, Peace and Security: Discussing the needs of women and youth in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Open Day was held virtually this year, with the representatives of about 60 civil and community-based organizations working on women’s issues, IDP, conflict-affected women and youth taking part in the event.

Public Defender and UN Women hold online conference on femicide prevention and monitoring

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Femicide remains a significant challenge for Georgia. According to the findings of the monitoring carried out by the Public Defender, problems still persist in connection to this topic, including stereotypical attitudes towards victims, the proper qualification of cases and the designation of such crimes as gender-based.

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