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Friday, November 1, 2019
UN Women’s 2014 study in Kvemo Kartli region, revealed that for local women lack of suitable employment opportunities (93.6%), absence of pre-school facilities (66.1%), bad roads (57.8%), patchy public lighting (56.8%) and waste disposal problems (54.9%) are the key concerns.
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.
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, October 13, 2019
The legal requirement to obtain victims’ status in order to access state shelters has been continuously identified as a major impediment to effective service provision to victims/survivors of violence against women in Georgia.
Friday, October 11, 2019
There are large gaps in gender data which make differences between women and girls and men and boys invisible globally.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Providing free legal aid to the victims of violence against women and domestic violence (VAW/DV) is one of the commitments taken by the Government of Georgia under the Istanbul Convention.
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.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Dzama Gorge is located in eastern Georgia’s Shida Kartli region. Despite its many historical and cultural sites, picturesque landscape and tourism potential, the gorge is largely unknown to travellers.
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.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
According to UN Women, between 1990 and 2017, women constituted only 2 per cent of mediators, 8 per cent of negotiators and only 5 per cent of signatories in all major peace processes.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Gegharkunik and Shirak rank among Armenia’s poorest regions. Improving the employment opportunities for the women living in these locales is one of the priorities of the UN Women regional project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus”.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Papa Seck is the Chief Statistician at UN Women. He has led statistics and data work at UN Women since joining the organization in 2009. He manages UN Women's Making Every Woman and Girl Count flagship programme that is aimed at the improvement of the production and use of gender data and helping countries to systematically monitor progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals form a gender perspective.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Since 2016, UN Women has been working jointly with the EU in Kvemo Kartli, a region with one of the highest prevalence rates of domestic violence in Georgia according to the 2017 National Study on Violence Against Women.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The development and improvement of proper employment skills can play a significant role in the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and job seekers.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Two significant events dedicated to integrating the principles of gender equality, women, peace and safety into the security sector of Georgia were held in Tbilisi and Gori.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
The heads of the national statistics offices of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan said in a joint statement that they fully supported development of a statistics system and were open to greater cooperation between their national statistics agencies.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Inspired by programming for the past eight years, 17-year-old Mariam Lomtadze is the founder of Looper and tech start-ups Hero and FarmApp. Mariam participated in a hackathon to find innovative ways to visualise gender data.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Within the framework of the EU-funded project “Unite to Fight Violence against Women”, UN Women has been working in Georgia’s south-western region of Guria to strengthen the local-level response to domestic violence and promote zero tolerance around the issue.
Monday, July 22, 2019
To build awareness around the nexus of gender and economics and to understand the importance of gender-responsive economic policy, UN Women organized a five-day training on gender and economics in Kakheti, Georgia.