Friday, March 12, 2021
Since the adoption of the landmark legislation on the prevention of and response to sexual harassment by the Parliament of Georgia in 2019, an increasing number of civil service organizations have adopted internal sexual harassment complaints mechanisms with UN Women support.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
On September 7-8, 2020, UN Women in partnership with the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Issues conducted a workshop dedicated to setting up sexual harassment complaints mechanisms in different public sector organizations.
Friday, January 17, 2020
According to the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, inequality and discrimination are the foundation of the continuum of violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment, which for too long has been normalized, justified and made invisible.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Every day we have the opportunity to examine our behaviours and beliefs for biases that permit rape culture to continue. From the attitudes we have about gender identities to the policies we support in our communities, we can all take action to stand against rape culture.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
In 2019, the Parliament of Georgia adopted landmark legislation that establishes regulations for the response to sexual harassment. In light of the new regulations, UN Women is supporting the Government in strengthening the national response to sexual harassment.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
UN Women places high priority on there being a gender-sensitive and discrimination-free corporate culture and work environment at the organizations with which it partners on various projects focused on women’s empowerment.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
UN Women makes it a high priority to support its partner organizations in gaining greater sensitization and awareness on gender equality and sexual harassment issues.
Friday, November 30, 2018
The High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Response to Sexual Harassment was the main highlight of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Georgia.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
In the framework of the annual developers’ festival DevFest, the Google Developers Group Georgia and UN Women organized a Design Sprint.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
The Gender Equality Council of the Parliament, with support from UN Women and the USAID-funded East-West Management Institute’s PROLoG, organized a meeting for the MPs, staffers and colleagues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the Public Defender’s Office (PDO).
Monday, October 1, 2018
The global #MeToo campaign, sexual harassment in the workplace and in public spaces, and prevention and regulation concerning sexual harassment have been receiving increasing attention among various stakeholders, including the private sector, in Georgia.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
UN Women held the third meeting of the Task Force on Ending Violence against Women and Girls.
Friday, August 3, 2018
UN Women continues supporting its partners to develop and implement sexual harassment complaints mechanisms.
Friday, July 21, 2017
What role can the mass media play in preventing workplace sexual harassment? UN Women Georgia held a special seminar for local reporters on this topic.
Monday, May 8, 2017
The Government of Georgia is amending the Code of Conduct for Civil Servants to include the responsibilities of civil servants to prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment
Saturday, April 1, 2017
UN Women Georgia launched an innovative e-learning course for the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace, developed with co-funding from the European Union.
Monday, January 9, 2017
The Public Defender of Georgia, in his “Special Report on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality” (2015), identifies sexual harassment in the workplace as one of the most widespread and unreported issues.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
What is sexual harassment in the workplace? How can be sexual harassment captured by means of photography? What ethical considerations should be taken into account when working on such sensitive issue? How to technically capture and edit a picture, so that it talks directly and unambiguously to the viewer? These and other questions were discussed at a workshopheld at the outskirts of the Tbilisi Photo Festival.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Ministry of Defence of Georgia (MoD) is working towards adopting a set of procedures that will outline how to make and handle complaints about unacceptable behaviour, including bullying, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, domestic violence and sexual abuse. It is the next step in the implementation of the internal MoD Gender Equality Strategy adopted in 2013.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
With the support of UN Women, four line ministries in Georgia plan to pilot an online course on sexual harassment for all staff. The hope is that the course, which focuses on building awareness, advocatingprevention and creating empathy with victims, will in the future become mandatory for all public servants and break the silence surrounding sexual harassmentin the workplace.