UN Women supports integration of gender perspectives in dialogue and mediation
The UN Women Country Office in Georgia is actively working towards promoting inclusive peace processes and mainstreaming gender perspectives in peace negotiations, which also envisages support to improve the knowledge and skills of the peace process participants.
For this purpose, the Training of Trainers for the representatives of the LEPL Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia was conducted on 9 and 10 March 2023. The training was led by trainers from the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), a partner organization of UN Women. The training covered the issues of selecting training methods, the peculiarities of online and hybrid teaching, effective presentation techniques, interactive and participatory presentations, facilitation of the group work and other topics. The training participants will use the knowledge they gained at the training in future, in order to further refine the training course on inclusive peace processes, negotiations and gender perspective offered by the LEPL Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute.
“These two days allowed me not only to learn about various techniques as to how to conduct effective training, but also to have an opportunity to practice each of them, see my strengths and weaknesses in this field, and get useful feedback from the experienced trainers,” said Khatia Gogebashvili, trainer at the LEPL Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute.
It should be mentioned that the training course on peace processes, negotiation and gender perspective was developed and introduced at the LEPL Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute with the technical support of UN Women Georgia in 2020. The training course is intended for the representatives of state agencies and civil society organizations working on peace, conflicts and security issues. It encompasses the principles of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and its subsequent resolutions.
Ensuring inclusive peace processes, the integration of gender perspectives in negotiations and the existing partnerships in this regard are part of the UN Women project “Accelerating Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Georgia”. The project is generously supported by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) of the UK Government and the UK Ministry of Defence.