Drafting process of the fourth National Action Plan of Georgia on Women, Peace and Security launched

Date: Friday, July 9, 2021

Elisabed Sikharulidze, an assistant of the MP of Georgia is sharing her opinion with the meeting participants. Photo: UN Women
Elisabed Sikharulidze, an assistant of the MP of Georgia is sharing her opinion with the meeting participants. Photo: UN Women

With the support of UN Women, the Government of Georgia launched the drafting process on Georgia’s fourth National Action Plan (NAP) on the Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security for the period from 2021 to 2024.

A working meeting on drafting the NAP was held on 9 July 2021 under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence alongside the Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of the Government of Georgia. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the line ministries working on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) issues discussing the priorities for the next NAP and the initiatives to be outlined in the document.

The process was based on the experience of the previous NAP implementation, the findings and recommendations from civil society organizations and the Public Defender’s monitoring report of the 2018-2020 NAP.

“Georgia is still in a state of unresolved conflicts, so the UN Security Council resolutions [on WPS] remain relevant for our context,” noted Maka Peradze, the head of the Human Rights Secretariat, who is leading the NAP working process. “Therefore, it is very important to implement the NAP, increase the engagement of women in the decision-making process and introduce the services available to them. This NAP should be as detailed as possible and adapted to the existing reality.”

The participating government agencies will work on the NAP during the next month. To ensure wide participation and ownership of the NAP by the final beneficiaries - conflict-affected and IDP women and their groups and organizations - with the support of UN Women, it is planned to organize meetings with grass-roots women in the regions, including in villages adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Lines with Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia. Once the process is finalized, the NAP will be submitted to the Government of Georgia for final approval. It is expected that the new NAP will be adopted by the end of 2021.

The new NAP is being developed within the framework of the UN Women project “Accelerating Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Georgia”, generously funded by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund of the British Government.