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Business sector's increasing interest in mentorship programmes benefits women's empowerment

Thursday, September 3, 2020

It has already been two years since UN Women began working to support the implementation of mentorship programmes within private companies in Georgia.

Crisis as an opportunity for women entrepreneurs

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Turning a crisis into an opportunity - this phrase has become very relevant during the pandemic, especially for women entrepreneurs, whose activities are more severely affected by today’s fluctuating landscape.

In the words of Keti Tsilosani: “Women can empower one another through cooperation”

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Keti Tsilosani lives in Lanchkhuti in the western region of Guria. She is a community worker with the social mobilization organization Taso Foundation and is an active participant of the UN Women project “A Joint Action for Women’s Empowerment in Georgia”.

Towards an inclusive social protection system in Georgia

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with UN Women organized a sensitization seminar online on the findings of a newly prepared joint social protection assessment on Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

Nona Noniashvili: A young entrepreneur in Georgia who is planting seeds to help a conflict-affected community grow

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Nona Noniashvili is a Georgian entrepreneur who decided to build her company’s factory in a conflict-affected village adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Line with Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, committed to helping a community in need and empowering local women.

Mentoring for women’s empowerment: UN Women presents mentoring manual

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The manual, which combines the experience of pilot programmes implemented in 11 companies operating in Georgia and the best international practices, was presented by UN Women on 25 June online.

Women entrepreneurs learn new ways to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

UN Women had mobilized to unite the participants of the regional project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” - the women who had developed their business activities thanks to the support of this very project - in a series of online trainings.

Agritourism development for the revival of pandemic-hit Georgian economy

Monday, June 8, 2020

Agritourism is one of the most important sources of Georgia’s regional development as well as job creation, women’s economic empowerment and financial revenue generation for mountainous districts.

In the words of Nastasia Arabuli: „I would be happy if this isolation exposes the sheer degree of women’s responsibilities“

Monday, June 1, 2020

The journalist of radio liberty, Nastasia Arabuli works closely with UN Women in Georgia as she actively covers women’s issues. Nastasia was taking part in various UN Women projects - interactive exhibition “Interior of Violence” and Editathon, an initiative devoted to the future Georgian women editors of Wikipedia.

In Georgia, women farmers show solidarity amid COVID-19

Thursday, May 21, 2020

In early May, women from the village of Maradisi, in southeast Georgia, gained wide renown. Naira Paksadze, together with other women, hoed their neighbour’s potato field in order to save the family’s potato harvest. At the time, every member of the family was being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, while weeds were growing wild throughout their potato field – their only source of income.

Electronic course launched to raise awareness on gender equality

Friday, May 8, 2020

It is impossible to achieve gender equality and to respect women’s rights without raising public awareness. To that end, an electronic course developed through the joint initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia and UN Women represents an important step taken towards this direction.

Sewing ateliers participate in COVID-19 response

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mariam Tskhovrebasvhili finished sewing her last dress on 18 March. She had 30 more orders awaiting her but all were cancelled. COVID-19 was already prescribing new rules, and nobody cared about clothing any more.

Companies in Georgia step up to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Increasing evidence from around the world indicates that COVID-19 and the response actions are impacting men and women differently.

In the words of Lili Pulariani: “Doors have been closed to women too often”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Lili Pulariani, specialist and lecturer on digital communications, joined a UN Women training initiative as a mentor in 2019. She retrained instructors who then taught social media marketing and web programming to women entrepreneurs.

How technology skills change women’s lives

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

In Georgia, there is a clear gender division among professions. Information technology is one of the most male-dominated and, at the same time, highly paid fields. UN Women developed the pilot initiative to address this inequality in collaboration with public and private organizations.

Gender pay gap remains a challenge for Georgia

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

In order to understand and reduce the gender pay gap, it is critically important to research and analyse the relevant data on the matter.

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.

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