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In the words of Ketevan Chumbadze: “Women involved in peace processes provide support for addressing the needs of conflict-affected women”

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Ketevan Chumbadze, Deputy Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA), is a member of the Georgian delegation to the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and is engaged in the security working group.

CSOs consider gender commissions to improve peace talks

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Civil society representatives from the Balkans, South Caucasus and Central Asia called for a permanent coalition or network of women civil society organizations (CSOs) in the region to convene on a regular basis to consult on building sustainable peace in the region.

Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.

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.

Debate begins about preventing violence against women in politics and elections

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

“Violence against women is an underlying factor for women’s low political participation,” stressed UN Resident Coordinator Sabine Machl at the 4 March meeting dedicated to the prevention of violence against women in politics and elections.

Economically independent women for the empowerment of rural communities

Friday, February 28, 2020

Lali Gurgenidze lives in Asureti, a village in the Tetritskaro municipality of Kvemo Kartli region. Settled by winegrowing Germans in the nineteenth century, the village has preserved a unique variety of red grapes called “Asuretuli Shavi”, also known as “Shala”.

UN Women commences training of women in inclusive peace negotiations

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Though it has now been 20 years since the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security, integrating a gender perspective into peace processes and negotiations still continues to be a challenge.

Georgia defines harmful and hazardous work for pregnant and post-partum women and nursing mothers

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Georgia’s legislation prohibits an employer from assigning any work to pregnant women, women in the post-partum period and nursing mothers that is hazardous or poses a significant risk to the health of the mother or a child.

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.

International Women’s Day 2020 theme— "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”

Saturday, February 1, 2020

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

In the words of Khatia Ghoghoberidze: “I want women’s voices to be heard”

Friday, January 31, 2020

Khatia Ghoghoberidze is a journalist contributing to the Georgian online media platform Tabula. Her articles often deal with the challenges women face in everyday life, including gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and violence. Other than being relevant, Khatia’s materials adhere to high standards and ethical norms of reporting.

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.

Effective investigation of sexual harassment remains a challenge

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.

I am Generation Equality: Mariam Lomtadze, computer coder against child marriage

Friday, January 10, 2020

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. Currently working on developing Android mobile apps while taking a gap year after graduating high school, Mariam participated in a hackathon to find innovative ways to visualise gender data at the UN Women-supported regional conference Gender Statistics.

Women drive local development in western Georgia

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Most new businesses established in Georgia continue to be established by men. According to the National Statistics Office, only 29 per cent of the businesses established in 2018 were owned by women.

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.

Public Defender of Georgia presents results of its Femicide Prevention Watch

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On 11 December, the Public Defender of Georgia with UN Women’s support presented the findings of its five-year monitoring of gender-based killings of women - femicides - in Georgia.

Number of WEPs signatories in Georgia reaches 43

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The 2019 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) annual event “Business Leaders Drive for Change” gathered representatives of the private sector to discuss promising practices in promoting gender equality in Tbilisi, Georgia.

UN Women joins forces with Council of Europe and Equality Now to improve response to sexual violence in Georgia

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Ending violence against women and girls is one of the preconditions for fulfilling the commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals. Being able to live a life free from sexual violence is a fundamental human right.

Ministry of Internal Affairs strengthens its gender lens

Monday, December 2, 2019

In its continuous efforts to promote the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, UN Women reinforced its cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) to mainstream gender in the security sector.

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