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Harnessing the power of social media to advocate for women’s rights during COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

In early March the UN Women office in Georgia launched a series of campaigns on Facebook to advocate for women’s rights amid the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to the popularity of the social media platform and the timely information, the campaigns reached over a million people.

Digital technology can empower women, but…

Friday, May 22, 2020

Digital technologies can contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, delivering better, more equal outcomes for men and women, providing women with “leapfrogging opportunities” and helping close gender gaps. However, this first requires overcoming existing barriers.

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.

Ask an activist: Why was there a need to adopt the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action?

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Marina Tabukashvili is Head of Georgia’s Taso Foundation, the National Women`s Fund and the Memory Research Center. She tells us why the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary agenda to empower women and girls, was adopted in 1995, and discusses what prevents women from realizing their rights today.

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.

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.

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.

Gender discrimination in Eurasia starts with family, says new report

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

According to the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Regional Report for Eurasia, discrimination against Eurasian women is most pervasive within the family. Despite legal reforms promoting greater gender equality, deep-rooted social norms and practices inspire such discrimination.

Government of Georgia presents national-level review of implementation of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Beijing+25

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence held a presentation of the draft report “National-level Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Beijing+25 (BPfA)” with support from the UN Women.

The Government intends to improve inter-agency coordination

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence convened for its routine meeting on 1 February 2019.

In the words of Iza Bekauri: “It is very important to work on women’s issues in Pankisi”

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Iza Bekauri, Head of the Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (KRDF) lives in the Pankisi Gorge, Akhmeta District. She has been engaged in activism for years.

Kindergartens for the Prosperity of Women

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

“When I was raising my children, I had to take them to a kindergarten from the village of Tsilkani to another village, Tserovani. The road was very damaged, and sometimes the bus would break down.

Children in Georgia’s regions introduced to fairy tale collection “Once There was a Girl”

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, UN Women presented the collection of fairy tales “Once There was a Girl” to children living in the Georgian regions.

UN Women and partners engage maritime companies in discussion on gender-based discrimination

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Eighteen representatives of maritime sector companies and training institutions gathered in the port city of Batumi to improve their knowledge on gender-based discrimination.

UN Women supports assessment of National Statistical System from the gender perspective

Friday, October 5, 2018

In the foreword to the UN Women flagship publication UN Secretary-General António Guterres underlined that “dramatic advances in statistics, finances and policies for gender equality” are inevitable for the implementation of the Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Once There was a Girl” - Fairy tales for real change

Friday, September 28, 2018

The village of Utsera is located in the mountainous region of Racha in western Georgia. Utsera has only one functioning school, and it serves 22 children from five villages.

UN Women and partners promote women in male-dominated industry

Thursday, September 13, 2018

UN Women, in partnership with the Maritime Transport Agency (MTA) of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Women’s Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), has entered into partnership to promote women in the maritime industry.

From where I stand: “Tales can instill positive values”

Friday, June 29, 2018

Diana Anthimiadou is a popular Georgian writer. She contributed two tales to the collection of fairy tales titled Once There was a Girl. The book, published in June 2018, was developed by UN Women Georgia.

Fairy tale collection “Once There was a Girl” - A gift for children from UN Women

Friday, June 15, 2018

For many children, fairy tales are an important introduction to the outside world. They teach children how to distinguish kindness from malice, recognize justice from injustice, generate empathy and encourage bravery.

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