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Seed grants and training boost prospects for Georgian refugee women

Friday, January 17, 2020

The six-day “How to Start a Business” course taught women in Georgia how to generate start-up ideas and validate them, as well as how to build the right team and create a product. They also developed strategic and innovative thinking, and learned about planning and product distribution, financial documentation, business modeling and investment proposals.

I am Generation Equality: Mariam Lomtadze, computer coder against child marriage

Friday, January 10, 2020

Inspired by programming for the past eight years, 17-year-old Mariam Lomtadze is the founder of Looper and tech start-ups Hero and FarmApp. Currently working on developing Android mobile apps while taking a gap year after graduating high school, Mariam participated in a hackathon to find innovative ways to visualise gender data at the UN Women-supported regional conference Gender Statistics.

Women drive local development in western Georgia

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Most new businesses established in Georgia continue to be established by men. According to the National Statistics Office, only 29 per cent of the businesses established in 2018 were owned by women.

Where Marketing Fails? - Gender Stereotypes in Creative Communications at Spotlight

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The impact of brands and marketing can be seen beyond merely sales, instead becoming a tool for generating public opinion, strengthening stereotypes and, in some cases, making positive changes.

Public Defender of Georgia presents results of its Femicide Prevention Watch

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On 11 December, the Public Defender of Georgia with UN Women’s support presented the findings of its five-year monitoring of gender-based killings of women - femicides - in Georgia.

Number of WEPs signatories in Georgia reaches 43

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The 2019 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) annual event “Business Leaders Drive for Change” gathered representatives of the private sector to discuss promising practices in promoting gender equality in Tbilisi, Georgia.

UN Women joins forces with Council of Europe and Equality Now to improve response to sexual violence in Georgia

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Ending violence against women and girls is one of the preconditions for fulfilling the commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals. Being able to live a life free from sexual violence is a fundamental human right.

Ministry of Internal Affairs strengthens its gender lens

Monday, December 2, 2019

In its continuous efforts to promote the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, UN Women reinforced its cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) to mainstream gender in the security sector.

Tbilisi TV Tower lit orange to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Monday, November 25, 2019

The TV Tower of the capital city was lit up in orange to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

How the transformations in families impact women’s rights - UN Women launches Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020 report in Georgia

Thursday, November 14, 2019

As women’s rights have advanced over the past decades, families around the world have become a place of love and solidarity but also one where fundamental human rights violations and gender inequalities persist, according to UN Women’s report, “Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020”.

“The future belongs to technology”, says participant of UN Women study visit to Portugal

Friday, November 8, 2019

The gender gap persists in the field of technology. This leads women to miss out on competitive salaries and to encounter technological inventions that ignore women’s needs or even perpetuate the current gender stereotypes in society.

Open Day on Women, Peace and Security

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, UN Women and the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, in close cooperation with UN system representatives, including UNDP, UNHCR, UNRGID and DPPA, organized an Open Day on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The President and Vice-Presidents of the Swiss National Council visited UN Women project in Marneuli

Thursday, October 31, 2019

UN Women’s 2014 study in Kvemo Kartli region, revealed that for local women lack of suitable employment opportunities (93.6%), absence of pre-school facilities (66.1%), bad roads (57.8%), patchy public lighting (56.8%) and waste disposal problems (54.9%) are the key concerns.

A new space for women’s empowerment in Azerbaijan

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Providing effective support to disadvantaged rural women in Azerbaijan requires not only sustainability but also a physical space where women can meet.

University students dive into gender equality challenges and propose solutions

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Reaching out to young people is an essential part of promoting women and men’s equal opportunities and fighting gender-based discrimination in the long term. Supporting their innovative ideas may transform the workplace into a better environment for all.

Supporting agritourism supports rural women’s economic empowerment

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In Georgia, the agritourism sector is mostly female-dominated. Despite its considerable potential to attract tourists to Georgia and improve life in rural communities, the sector lacks regulatory frameworks, hindering its development.

Government to Improve Access to State Shelters for the Victims of Violence against Women

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The legal requirement to obtain victims’ status in order to access state shelters has been continuously identified as a major impediment to effective service provision to victims/survivors of violence against women in Georgia.

Georgia’s security sector institutions improve sex-disaggregated data collection and analysis systems

Friday, October 11, 2019

There are large gaps in gender data which make differences between women and girls and men and boys invisible globally.

Free legal aid for victims of violence against women

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Providing free legal aid to the victims of violence against women and domestic violence (VAW/DV) is one of the commitments taken by the Government of Georgia under the Istanbul Convention.

Georgian Government advances prevention efforts on sexual harassment

Thursday, September 26, 2019

In 2019, the Parliament of Georgia adopted landmark legislation that establishes regulations for the response to sexual harassment. In light of the new regulations, UN Women is supporting the Government in strengthening the national response to sexual harassment.

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