On 19-20 February 2015 the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and UN Women conducted the training on “Integration of Gender Equality and Women, Peace and Security Principles into the Security Sector” for 22 high ranked officials (colonels, commanders, general-majors and head of departments of the Georgian Army and Civilian Sector). In his opening speech the First Deputy Defence Minister Gocha Ratiani underlined the importance of mainstreaming gender in the Ministry of Defence’s policies and operations and strengthening internal capacities of the ministry in this respect.
Within the framework of the annual Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW), Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia in partnership with National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Social Services and Culture Affairs Department under Tbilisi Municipality, National Screening Center and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Georgia, on January 27 2015 conducted a joint press conference on organized cancer screening programme in the conference hall of NCDC.
The President of Georgia, George Margvelashvili declared 2015 the Year of Women at a press conference held in the presidential palace on January 15th.
On 9 December, 2014, in the frameworks of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, UN Women Georgia Country Office Launched Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (WEPs) that have been jointly elaborated by UN Global Compact and UN Women in 2010.
The principles were presented to the representatives of the Georgian private sector, civil society, and government representatives by colleagues from Turkey; Ms. Deniz Öztürk, Advisor to the Board of the Global Compact Turkey presented the 7 key principles for women’s economic empowerment, also sharing the experience of Turkey on how Global Compact in partnership with UN Women launched and has been upholding these principles. Ms. Derya Özet Yalgı, Sustainability Supervisor, Garanti Bank, Turkey, further elaborated on the implementation of the WEPs by her company, sharing details of the services developed as well as monitoring and reporting frameworks put in place to ensure successful implementation of the WEPs.
On November 27th the National Museum of Georgia hosted an event organized by UN Women under the EU Delegation of Georgia funded initiative, during which old Abkhaz folk songs from the 30s, 50s and 70s of the past century, retrieved from the National Archive in Tbilisi, were presented to the public.
UN Women, EU Delegation to Georgia, Ministry of Reconciliation and Civic Equity and authors of the project who joint their forces in this project, introduced the CD with some 30 Abkhaz songs and a short video depicting the work on songs retrieval. Old film recordings made in Abkhazia in the 50s and performances of Abkhaz songs presented by three children’s choirs supported emotionally-laden atmosphere of the gathering.
The documentary features UN beneficiaries in Georgia. The film was produced to demonstrate how UN-supported interventions affect peoples' lives.more