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UNIFEM Executive Director Inés Alberdi paid an official visit to Georgia on 10-12 May. The objective of the mission was to meet with government and civil society partners, review the progress and achievements of UNIFEM's programme in the country and discuss further work.
Late October, a new government was approved by the newly elected Georgian parliament. Many analysts call this a historical election – for the first time ever Georgia experienced a peaceful transition of power. And three of the key positions within the government went to women.
On 31 October 2011, IANSA women at the Cultural-Humanitarian Fund "Sukhumi" organised simultaneous vigils in the towns of Western Georgia (Kutaisi, Tskhaltubo, Khoni, Zugdidi, Ozurgeti, Batumi, Khurcha, Senaki and Poti) as part of the international campaign “No women, No peace!” As a member of Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS UK), the IANSA Women's Network is part of the 'No women, no peace' campaign which aims
The head of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is in Georgia to help female internally displaced persons (IDPs) and meet with women's organizations, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.
Gender based violence is among the most important social problems in Georgia. There have been lots of anti-violence campaigns carried out by both local and international organizations in recent years but the problem remains unchanged. On March 10, Anti-violence Network of Georgia supported by the Estonian Institute for Open Society Research stated that “every third woman is the victim of violence in Georgia".
On 10th anniversary of UN resolution 1325 people of South Caucasus are ready for greater women's political involvement, protection of women's rights.
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) hosted an international conference enhancing the role of women in confidence and peace building processes at Betsy's Hotel on October 12.
In the beginning of August, a memorial evening was held in Gori, a city in eastern Georgia, to commemorate the anniversary of the 2008 August war that broke out between Georgia on one side, and Russia and the breakaway state of South Ossetia on the other side.
Georgia developed a NAP for the implementation of UN Security Council’s Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960 for the time frame of 2012-2015.
“Considering Gender in Conflict Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia” as presented by Professor Edgren Schori to Adelphi University on Thursday, November 11th, 2010, at 3pm in Adelphi's Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY and sponsored by the International Initiatives Committee (IIC).