The Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads and the United Nations Office in Georgia organized a conference on May 10 2016 to discuss challenges and effective road safety measures for the future.
The conference organized within a framework of the UN Decade of Action for Road safety, brought together representatives of the Government, civil society and international organizations.
The European Law Students’ Association-Georgia, with assistance from the United Nations Office in Tbilisi, organized a conference on 8 April 8 2016 to promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture and contribution of people of African descent to the development of societies.
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.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia announces the essay contest for students #MyRustaveli.
Students from any Georgian university are eligible to take part.
On 22 March 2016, the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia presented the annual implementation results of the National Action Plan on Gender Equality 2014-2016. The event was organized with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Sweden.
Manana Kobakhidze, First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament and Chair of the Gender Equality Council; and Shombi Sharp, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Georgia, addressed the participants.
“We are deeply encouraged that gender equality has become a priority for the Georgian Government. In fact, a lot of progress has been made already in terms of new policies and legislation, as well as better coordination between partners – the government, donors, international organisations and civil society. But now it is time to translate this into real change - to bring more women into politics, close the wage gap and increase the number of female entrepreneurs. Evidence shows that across the world, where this is achieved, everybody wins, from women and their families to the welfare and development of the country” – Shombi Sharp said.
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
In under a decade, May 17 has established itself the single most important date for LGBTI communities to mobilise on a worldwide scale.
The Day represents an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.
May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal, with 1600 events reported from 1280 organizations in 2014. These mobilisations unite millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is not one centralised campaign; rather it is a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action.