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

Thursday, January 18, 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. In October 2017, Mr. Tskitishvili spoke at the Regional Conference "Parliamentarians for gender equality and women's empowerment," organized by UN Women, UNDP, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in partnership with the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and with support from the Government of Sweden. 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!

Friday, September 29, 2017

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

World Rugby U20 Championship joins HeForShe

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

In Georgia, sisters turn a lifelong passion into livelihood

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Kvitia sisters, Nona and Nana have been baking oladis since childhood. Later on, baking them became their first source of income. More

Rugby players in Georgia scrum against violence

Friday, July 22, 2016

From starring in billboards and videos to meetings with men and boys across the country, Georgian rugby players are leading advocacy to end violence against women. Public perception is changing, survivors are seeking support, and men and boys are taking a stand against violence. More

Shelters offer new lease on life in Georgia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Safe and child-friendly, Georgia’s domestic violence shelters, set up with UN Women support, give women job training and medical, psychosocial and legal assistance to help them rebuild their lives. More

Early marriage banned in the Pankisi Gorge, Georgia

Monday, April 4, 2016

Religious leaders in the Pankisi Gorge will no longer endorse marriage for those under the age of 18. Pankisi is located in the eastern part of Georgia (Kakheti region) and is mostly populated by ethnic Kists. The decision was made by imams from traditional Islamic mosques, together with the Council of Elders in the Gorge. More

Violence reports rise as public attitudes towards domestic violence shift in Georgia

Thursday, March 3, 2016

In recent years, the disclosure of domestic violence cases has dramatically increased in Georgia. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, it actually doubled in 2015, while the number of restraining orders issued increased from 227 in 2013 to 2,598 in 2015. More

Innovative financing to drive women’s economic empowerment forward

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec attended an international forum hosted in Georgia to reflect on the implementation of SDGs through innovative financing. More

Opening doors for internally displaced women in Georgia

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Overcoming a life of loss, a dynamic Georgian woman now runs a daycare, computer centre, mill and vocational programmes for youth from her home, while also serving on local government. More

Georgia declares 2015 as Year of the Woman

Monday, January 19, 2015

Georgian President George Margvelashvili declared 2015 as the Year of Women at a press conference on 15 January. More

Stories of survivors portrayed by journalists in Georgia

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, a story from Georgia, where actors and playwrights are using interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at a UN Women workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. More

World Radio Day: Tune in for women’s empowerment

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This World Radio Day is focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment in radio. Learn how UN Women is leveraging the power of air waves to amplify women’s voices. More

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York. More

Governments, rights advocates and experts from across Asia and the Pacific gather to unify efforts to end violence against women ahead of CSW57

Monday, February 18, 2013

Governments from across Asia and the Pacific convened in Bangkok from 5-6 February to bring together voices on ending violence against women and girls. The high-level meeting was organized by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). More

Scrumming together with rugby players to end violence against women in Georgia

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Safehouses, hotlines … and rugby? The work being done in Georgia to address violence against women is taking place on many fronts, notwithstanding its national playing fields. More

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