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Roundtable Rouses Support for Greater Regional Cooperation on Gender Equality in the Western Balkans

Friday, October 26, 2018

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia gathered to share their experiences and challenges with implementing their National Gender Mechanism. This is a key tool to help countries meet their international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). More

Women’s inclusion in Geneva peace talks still a priority

Friday, July 20, 2018

With the support of UN Women, regular meetings continue between the participants of the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and civil society. These meetings aim at sharing information and mainstreaming women’s priorities and needs in the peace negotiations. More

Georgian Police launch new checklist to assess risks in domestic violence incidents

Friday, July 13, 2018

A new ministerial decree issued by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia on 13 July 2018 introduces a milestone policy shift in police response against domestic violence. More

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

Wednesday, July 11, 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. More

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. More

UN Women launches its flagship global report on gender equality in the Sustainable Development agenda in Georgia

Thursday, May 31, 2018

On 30 May, UN Women launched the global UN Women flagship report Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Georgia. The report spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women; identifies gaps and opportunities for gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

Government and civil society representatives from Moldova and Ukraine visit Georgia to discuss women, peace and security agenda

Friday, May 25, 2018

Government and civil society partners in Georgia hosted their counterparts from Moldova and Ukraine to exchange good practices and lessons learned from the implementation of National Action Plans on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (NAP 1325) and its subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. UN Women in Georgia facilitated the study tour. More

One in seven women in Georgia experiences domestic violence new national study finds

Friday, March 9, 2018

According to the new National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia released jointly by UN Women and GEOSTAT with EU financial support, one in seven women reported having experienced domestic violence and one in five women reported having experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime. More

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, March 8, 2018

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women’s achievements, activism and potential in Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. From important social and digital campaigns, panels, seminars and press conferences to engaging the international community and members states with discussions around gender equality at key international meetings, here are some highlights from the occasion in our region. More

In the words of Ketevan Khidasheli: “To counter today’s lack of volunteerism, more female activists are needed”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ketevan Khidasheli serves as chairperson on the board of the non-governmental organization Women for Regional Development, which provides support to survivors of domestic violence, and has been a women’s rights advocate for more than 10 years. Ms. Khidasheli volunteered for UN Women’s project “Women for Equality, Peace and Development” in 2012, and she recently won the 2017 Kato Mikeladze Award, given annually to the defenders of women’s human rights in Georgia. More

Georgia’s new constitution guarantees substantive gender equality

Monday, January 15, 2018

As of January 2018, new amendments introduced to the Constitution of Georgia entered into force. In addition to gradually transforming the country into a classic parliamentary system, the amendments enshrine new constitutional guarantees for substantive gender equality. More

In the words of Dimitri Tskitishvili: “A traditional society can be more easily persuaded when a man talks about gender equality”

Friday, January 5, 2018

For the past 18 years, Dimitri Tskitishvili has been in politics in Georgia. He saw political participation as a way to bring change, even when he was chair of a youth organization and advocated for gender equality. He is now a Member of Parliament (MP) in Georgia where he is part of the Gender Equality Council, whose strategy has four pillars: research and policy-making; law making; awareness raising; and communication. The Council’s action plan includes fostering economic empowerment, political participation, and social rights legislation. More

Press release: OK Live will feature anonymous streaming in support of global campaign against gender-based violence

Thursday, November 23, 2017

OK and UN Women will bring anonymous live-streaming to the OK Live app for one day on Saturday, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The participants will be able to record anonymously their personal stories and share how they have taken action and what needs to be done to end violence against women and girls. More

In Georgia, businesses step up to support survivors of domestic violence get a fresh start

Monday, November 13, 2017

Every eleventh woman in Georgia has experienced domestic violence. Many of them cannot leave abusive relationships due to financial dependency. The Adjara Group, a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, an initiative by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, is recruiting survivors and raising awareness to prevent domestic violence within communities. More

Georgian language has no gender prejudice, get it out of your head!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

UN Women Georgia’s new social campaign focuses on promoting gender equality and empowering women through sport More

Press Release: Parliamentarians from Eastern Europe and Central Asia join forces to reduce barriers against women’s participation in public life

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Around 90 parliamentarians, local elected officials and civil society representatives from 11 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered in Chișinău to identify how to solve some of the most pressing issues challenging women’s rights and their full participation in all spheres of life. More

From where I stand: "It is professionalism that matters, not gender"

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When I finished high school, I wanted to go to law school, but my father told me that practicing law was not for women. This is how I entered the faculty of political and social studies. Actually, I was thinking about being a soldier at that time, which is why I contacted the recruitment commission of the Ministry of Defence several times during my studies at the university. I became interested in their educational process and wanted to enrol when they opened an opportunity to individuals with... More

From where I stand: “Sustainable Energies are Especially Useful for Women”

Monday, July 3, 2017

I first came across renewable energies some eight years ago. The Rural Communities Development Agency, where I work now, is one of the organizations that has specialized in the utilization of solar energy for households in rural areas of Georgia. More

World Rugby U20 Championship joins HeForShe

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hosted by Georgia, the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 saw its participating teams and the World Rugby Organisation declare their support for HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality. More

Georgia Ratifies the Istanbul Convention

Friday, May 19, 2017

Today Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia deposited the instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. More

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