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UNDP, Swedish Government to Launch a Campaign for Economic Empowerment of Women

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Swedish Embassy to Georgia will kick off a second wave of a social campaign “We Need Equality”.

 An interactive event will invite the guests to join creative installations that reveal the invisible barriers faced by women on the way to economic empowerment and professional development.

Ulrik Tideström, Ambassador of Sweden to Georgia and Armenia; Munkhtuya Altangerel, Deputy Head of UNDP in Georgia; and MP Irina Pruidze, member of the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia, will address the participants and guests with welcome remarks.

The event will bring together members of the Georgian Parliament, representatives of government, civil society, international organizations and the media.

The campaign “We Need Equality” was launched a year ago, in September 2017, focusing on political participation of women. Its second wave in 2018-2019 advocates for economic empowerment of women and stirs public discussion about the social, economic and institutional reasons behind the low involvement of Georgian women in politics and economic activities.

After the launch in Tbilisi, “We Need Equality” will move to the regions of Georgia. 

The campaign is carried out by UNDP under the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality in Georgia funded by the Government of Sweden.