The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues focuses on capacity development

Date: Friday, July 12, 2019

UN Women continues its support to strengthen the capacities of the thematic working group on Women, Peace and Security at the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues.

The workshop for the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues in Anaklia
The workshop for tje Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues; Photo: Sakrebulo of Zugdidi Municipality

From 10 to 12 July 2019 in Anaklia (Zugdidi Municipality), a workshop was conducted on effective coordination for the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the 2018-2020 National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS NAP). The event was aimed at supporting results-oriented functioning of the Inter-Agency Commission and deepening cooperation among the agencies that should further assist in improved implementation of the WPS NAP.

On the final day of the workshop, the members of the thematic working group on WPS visited the village of Rukhi, located next to the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL), to meet with the local population, including conflict-affected and internally displaced people, NGOs operating in the region, and representatives of the local government.

As a result of the meeting, members of the Inter-Agency Commission learned about how the WPS NAP is being implemented at the local level, as well as the challenges, needs and priorities of the local communities living adjacent to the ABLs. The ways to best resolve the identified issues and improve the situation of the concerned population were further discussed at the meeting.

“We regularly report on the progress of fulfilling the commitments undertaken in the WPS NAP,” explains Lali Devidze, a representative of the Office of the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality. “Therefore, during the course of the workshop, it was important to discuss the current needs and challenges with the conflict-affected and internally displaced women, as well as to share information about the planned activities with them. This was the first meeting of this format with the conflict-affected community members who live near the ABL in Rukhi and has proved to be useful in regard to identifying problems and sharing information concerning various issues.”

The workshop was organized by UN Women in partnership with the Inter-Agency Commission and with funding from the UK Government.