The United Nations in Georgia, in cooperation with the Government, Parliament, civil society, private sector and international partners, is rolling out the eighth Gender Week in Georgia.
Under the global UN theme “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!" the Gender Week celebrates successes on the way to gender parity and calls for change in the areas that require further attention. The Gender Week events on 2-16 March 2015 will take place in Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia.
The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia presents a new Abkhaz Corner, establishment of which has been initiated by the Library and supported by the European Union and UNDP.
Giorgi Kekelidze, Head of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, officially opened the Abkhaz Corner, and Ambassador Janos Herman, Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, and Niels Scott, Resident Representative of UNDP in Georgia, adressed the guests.
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.
UN Resident Coordinator Niels Scott launches Gender Week 2015 in Georgia.