Media Advisory: Launch of “Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World” in Georgia


Media Advisory: Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World report in Georgia

UN Women Georgia Country Office will launch the flagship UN Women report Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World in Tbilisi, Georgia on 14 November. The launch event will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at 09:30.

The 2019 edition of Progress of the World’s Women is an extensive assessment of the reality of families today, taking into account sweeping economic, demographic, political and social transformation. The report brings together global, regional and national data, and in-depth analysis about core issues of concern, including family laws, income and employment, unpaid care work, violence against women, and families and migration, among others.

This landmark report proposes a comprehensive agenda for laws, economic and social policies, and public action to ensure gender equality within families and to accelerate women’s rights and empowerment, which benefits us all.

The discussions will also specifically focus on identifying the resources that a country would need to invest or reallocate in order to realize family-friendly services. In addition to presenting the findings at the global and regional level, the launch event will also zoom in on the findings for Georgia, which can feed into discussions on the introduction of family-friendly policies in the country. This issue is one of the most discussed topics in the context of ongoing reforms in Georgia related to the implementation of the Georgia/EU Association Agreement as well as the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Erika Kvapilova, UN Women Country Representative in Georgia

Tamila Barkalaia, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia

Shahra Razavi, Chief of Research and Data, UN Women

Mira Bierbaum, Junior Programme Officer, Social Protection Department, ILO


The Progress of the World’s Women report series, a periodic thematic investigation of women's rights with seven editions since 2000, seeks to spur change in laws, policies and programmes at the global, regional and national levels, creating an enabling environment for women and girls to realize their rights. The report provides authoritative data, expert analysis and policy recommendations to realize gender equality and women’s rights.

The report’s executive summary will be available in English and Georgian.