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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
UN Women’s programme team led by Country Representative Erika Kvapilova held a series of meetings with volunteers and representatives of the local Community Funds (CF) Nefa and Egrisi in the villages of Zugdidi Municipality in Samegrelo Region on 5 and 6 July 2016. With the support of UN Women and Taso Foundation, the CFs were established in 2013 by local women, the majority of whom are internally displaced persons from Abkhazia, Georgia.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Rural households that are headed by women, suffer more from poverty than those headed by men. Social and cultural barriers, a lack of kindergartens, as well as the burden of unpaid housework, prevent women from developing their skills and from generating an income.