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Farmer field schools for women’s economic empowerment

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The training platform “The Farmer Field School” is part of a joint project between UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) called “Empowering Women Economically through the Farmer Field School Approach”.

Water, kindergartens and the Internet remain the main needs of women living along the administrative boundary line

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Women living in villages near the administrative boundary line have specific needs. UN Women always directs special attention to the identification of these needs, informs the local or central governments about them and takes appropriate steps.

Rural women celebrate World Environment Day

Monday, June 7, 2021

Small steps can make a big impact - this is the slogan that deeply inspired the rural women involved in social mobilization work to launch volunteer initiatives in three regions of Georgia in connection with World Environment Day on 5 June.

UN Women launching a campaign in support of the economic empowerment of women farmers

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have taken the first steps in promoting the economic empowerment of women farmers in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti.

Women get involved in budget planning and achieve tangible results

Monday, January 11, 2021

UN Women, in cooperation with the TASO Foundation is actively working to strengthen the opportunities of rural women in order to get them continually involved in the process of defining local priorities and budgeting accordingly.

Starting a business after the age of 60

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Sabirabad WRC, together with the WRCs in Baku Khazar and Qusar, represents a space that supports the development of women’s entrepreneurship and their self-employment and facilitates the process of enhancing women’s opportunities and increasing their income.

Women’s Empowerment Principles inspire community development

Thursday, August 27, 2020

For many years the population of Chochkhati community (Guria region) in Lanchkhuti municipality had to travel to Lanchkhuti in order to receive medical services. Public transport from the village runs to town only twice a day, so the local residents had many challenges.

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”.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From where I stand: "Resolving water problems makes women’s work easier"

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Before the war in 2008, the population residing near the conflict zone in Shida Kartli used to get drinking water from the village of Vanati. After the war,Vanati happened to be located beyond the dividing line

From where I stand: “Sustainable Energies are Especially Useful for Women”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I first came across renewable energies some eight years ago. The Rural Communities Development Agency, where I work now, is one of the organizations that has specialized in the utilization of solar energy for households in rural areas of Georgia.

IDP Women Learn about Opportunities to Develop Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Friday, May 12, 2017

What business opportunities do IDP women have in Georgia’s regions? How can they start up an enterprise with little finances? These are some of the issues that IDP women discussed during a training entitled “Supporting Sustainable Entrepreneurship for IDP Women”.

Communities mobilizing for increased livelihoods

Monday, April 3, 2017

In Ingiri, close to the city of Zugdidi, lies one of the Community Resource Centres that has been established with the support of UN Women’s partner organization, TASO Foundation, as part of a project funded by the European Union.

The Smart Women from Ingiri - How the Dream of Two Sisters Materializes

Thursday, February 9, 2017

“Oladi” (a type of pancake) is one of the most popular pastries in Georgia. It requires little time to prepare and is very tasty, which is why almost every family makes it quite often.

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