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Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.

From vocational training to employment

Monday, March 16, 2020

Lela Setouri and Mzia Jabishvili met in November 2019 during their vocational training courses in the culinary arts. Both were from Akhmeta (in eastern Georgia’s Kakheti region), which helped bring them closer together.

Economically independent women for the empowerment of rural communities

Friday, February 28, 2020

Lali Gurgenidze lives in Asureti, a village in the Tetritskaro municipality of Kvemo Kartli region. Settled by winegrowing Germans in the nineteenth century, the village has preserved a unique variety of red grapes called “Asuretuli Shavi”, also known as “Shala”.

Georgia defines harmful and hazardous work for pregnant and post-partum women and nursing mothers

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Georgia’s legislation prohibits an employer from assigning any work to pregnant women, women in the post-partum period and nursing mothers that is hazardous or poses a significant risk to the health of the mother or a child.

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.

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.

“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.

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

Friday, November 1, 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.

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

Friday, November 1, 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.

Business mentoring programme: A starting point for the success of women and girls

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dzama Gorge is located in eastern Georgia’s Shida Kartli region. Despite its many historical and cultural sites, picturesque landscape and tourism potential, the gorge is largely unknown to travellers.

UN Women supports promotion of products made by rural women in Armenia

Sunday, September 15, 2019

For rural women entrepreneurs, experience-sharing with other producers and artisans is an important source of new ideas for future product development or access to new markets.

Employment opportunities for vulnerable women are on the rise in Armenia

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Gegharkunik and Shirak rank among Armenia’s poorest regions. Improving the employment opportunities for the women living in these locales is one of the priorities of the UN Women regional project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus”.

Strengthening women’s employment skills for their economic empowerment

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The development and improvement of proper employment skills can play a significant role in the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and job seekers.

Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia national statistics offices pledge greater cooperation

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The heads of the national statistics offices of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan said in a joint statement that they fully supported development of a statistics system and were open to greater cooperation between their national statistics agencies.

In the words of Mariam Lomtadze: “By presenting gender data in innovative ways, we can inform society about gender inequality”

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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. Mariam participated in a hackathon to find innovative ways to visualise gender data.

Sensitizing Georgian and Armenian partners on gender-responsive economic policies

Monday, July 22, 2019

To build awareness around the nexus of gender and economics and to understand the importance of gender-responsive economic policy, UN Women organized a five-day training on gender and economics in Kakheti, Georgia.

Women’s economic empowerment forum in Zugdidi facilitates contacts in tourism and hospitality sectors

Sunday, July 21, 2019

“We can do a lot by helping each other. Samegrelo…has all the components to make it a marketable and profitable [tourist destination],” remarked Mariam Kvrivishvili, Head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration, at the women’s economic empowerment forum in Zugdidi.

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