Ukrainian Delegation becomes familiar with Georgian experience on Women, Peace and Security issues
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Assisted by UN Women, representatives of the Ukrainian government and NGOs became familiar with the practice and steps taken by the Georgian authorities in the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.
A thematic working group of the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence hosted the delegation. The group informed the Ukrainian guests about activities implemented in the security sector for integrating the gender policy. Also discussed were the successfully introduced changes by law enforcement in their fight against violence against women and domestic violence, as well as the steps taken towards improving the state services for the victims of violence, building the capacities of agencies and raising public awareness.
The delegation members also became interested in the localization of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security, including the cooperation with municipalities to ensure their engagement. Within the framework of the visit (from 22 to 26 April 2019), the Ukrainian guests went to the villages along the Administrative Boundary Line. They met with representatives of the local authorities in Shida Kartli region, as well as representatives of the Office of the Public Defender, various ministries and the civil sector.
In 2011, Georgia was the first country in the South Caucasus region to adopt a NAP on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and its subsequent resolutions. Currently, the Government of Georgia has approved the third NAP for the period of 2018-2020. The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, which was formed as a result of advocacy efforts by and technical support from UN Women and other UN agencies, is the mechanism responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the NAP on Women, Peace and Security.
The visit was organized by the UN Women country offices in Georgia and Ukraine. It aimed at sharing the experiences of these countries and regions to improve the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.