UN Women Georgia marks International Women’s Day

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

UN Women will organize Gender Week to mark International Women’s Day, observed every year on 8 March. Within the framework of this celebration, various activities are planned to promote gender equality, encourage respect for women’s rights and foster women’s engagement.

UN Women Georgia marks International Women’s Day
Celebration of International Women's Day in Georgia 2017; Photo: UN Women/Eana Korbezashvili

UN Women will present the preliminary results of the National Study on Violence against Women on 6 March 2018. This study was conducted in cooperation with the National Statistics Office of Georgia, within the framework of the project “Unite to Fight Violence against Women”, supported by the European Union. As a result of the study, nationwide reliable data will be presented regarding the spread of various forms of violence against women.

On 7 March, with the initiative of UN Women, International Finance Corporation, the Georgian Stock Exchange and the Civil Development Agency (Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network in Georgia), Tbilisi will host the event Ring the Bell for Gender Equality for the first time. This initiative highlights the significance of gender equality in achieving economic development and growth.

On 8 March, Georgia will join the worldwide edit-a-thon for the first time, promoted by the WikiGap campaign – a joint global initiative of the Swedish Embassy and Wikimedia. WikiGap aims to increase the number of female editors and amount of content created about women in Wikipedia.

Every year, UN Women marks International Women’s Day with various activities. This year’s main theme is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. On 8 March, join activists around the world and UN Women to seize the moment, celebrate, take action and transform women’s lives everywhere. The time is NOW.