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Advancing Gender Equality in Local Self-Governance

National and local authorities in Georgia join hands to discuss how to advance gender equality in local self-governments in line with the 2016 amendments to the Gender Equality Law. The first national conference on 15 May 2018 brought together representatives of the Georgian Government and Parliament, as well as mayors …

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To Achieve Gender Equality, We Need Women Entrepreneurs

Gender Equality

In 2018, we have an opportunity to accelerate progress towards gender equality. Movements such as #MeToo have shone the spotlight on an unacceptable status quo and demonstrated how too many women the world over continue to be deprived of respect and equal opportunities. Let’s use International Women’s Day to build …

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First Comprehensive Review of Gender Equality Legislation and Policies

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The Georgian Parliament’s review of gender inequality in legislation and policy recommends policy and legislative changes to help stop sexual harassment and violence against women, effectively fight discrimination, increase women’s participation in government, and economically empower women, among other reforms. Nine fields of Georgia’s legislation and policy were analysed for …

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Where Does Gender Equality Begin?

Author of the given Essay is the student of Georgian National University Tamar Chkhaidze. The Essay was prepared specifically for the contest on “Sustainable Development Goals and Georgia” organized by IDFI in cooperation with UNDP Georgia and with the financial support from the Government of Sweden. I was lucky, because I was brought …

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Shattering Myths about Women in Georgian Political Parties

Artificial barriers and societal misconceptions are the main reasons for women to be less active in Georgian political parties, concludes the research unveiled by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on June, 13, 2017.  The research examines the obstacles faced by Georgian women while striving for a political career and …

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Georgian Schools Embrace Human Rights and Gender Equality

Human rights, gender equality, healthy life-style and reproductive health will make integral part of the school curriculum in Georgia. The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assist the ongoing revision of national curriculum and help …

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Georgian Cities Share Gender Equality Solutions

Ajara and Samegrelo are one of the first regions of Georgia to introduce the principles of gender equality to the municipal practices. Representatives of all 10 municipalities of Samegrelo region gathered in Batumi on March 31 to discuss gender equality at the local level with representatives of self-governments of Batumi …

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Georgia’s Vice Minister of Economy Speaks in Dubai

Ketevan Bochorishvili, Georgia’s vice minister of economy and sustainable development, joined the politicians of Dubai and Lebanon to discuss Georgia’s progress on implementing gender equality in the Georgian workforce. The politicians discussed the issues at The Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum in Dubai. The question considered by the panel …

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TBC Bank Wins the Competition of “Business for Gender Equality – to Promote Women’s Education and Professional Development”

TBC Bank Wins the Competition of "Gender Equality for Business - to Promote Women's Education and Professional Development"

TBC Bank won in the competition of “Business for Gender Equality – to promote women’s education and professional development”, that was held under the patronage of The Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia (MCA). There were 29 participant Georgia-based organizations taking part in the competition. The main objective of the competition was to reveal such …

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Revisiting the Past, Listening to the Future: UNDP

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This spring, students from all over Georgia will be writing essays on a familiar topic: gender equality, through the eyes of one of the country’s most forward-thinking writers. What you might not guess is that the writer’s name is Shota Rustaveli, who this year would be celebrating his 850th birthday. …

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