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Women’s History Month 2021

02 April 2021 Women’s History Month 2021

USAID/PROLoG, in celebration of Women’s History Month, together with its partner organizations and institutions, organized a number of activities and events in March dedicated to women’s empowerment:

 

  • Women’s Empowerment Forum - PROLoG, in cooperation with the Parliament’s Gender Equality Council, organized two sessions: "Fight against Discrimination" and “Empowering Women’s Labor Rights.” Participants discussed progress made in combating discrimination against women, strengthening women’s labor rights, and challenges that need to be overcome in practice and legislation. After their speeches, each participant named one topic under the “I challenge” slogan, related to discrimination and women’s labor rights. They encouraged others to join and work together on these issues throughout the year.
  • Online Discussion on Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces, by Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) - The panelists discussed sexual harassment and its forms, statistical data on administrative offences reports, places where sexual harassment occurs most frequently and tendencies regarding the imposition of liability, as well as the work of Ministry of Internal Affairs on violence against women, as victims of sexual harassment in most cases are women.
  • Online discussion of trends in cases of domestic violence, domestic crime and violence against women by GYLA. GYLA Analyst Tamar Bochorishvili made a brief presentation of the GYLA four-year (September, 2016 – February 2020) court monitoring report results – statistics concerning domestic violence, preventive measures, the importance of determining discriminatory motive, as well as recommendations to the relevant state bodies. Participants talked about the challenges in cases of domestic violence and violence against women, the role of witness and victim coordinator, and the necessity of raising public awareness on violence against women.
  • Online discussion of women’s rights and gender equality in labor relations by GTUC, organized under Legal Aid for Protection of Workers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic project - The participants talked about gender equality in labor relations, changes in the labor code that improve women’s labor conditions, maternity leave and benefits, discrimination and sanctions, as well as various labor rights protection mechanisms, including the newly established Labor Inspection Service.
  • Conference on "Hidden Forms of Violence against Women and Girls - Economic and Sexual Violence" by Union Sapari, organized under the USAID/PROLoG-funded Protecting Women’s Rights project - the participants talked about violence against women and girls and its hidden forms, such as sexual and economic violence; violence against children and the problem of interrogation during the investigation and court proceedings; challenges concerning granting the victim status; reporting the offences; and incorrect qualification of the crime in sexual violence cases.

 

  • W-Talk, aka “Women Talk”, hosted by Rusudan Gotsiridze, bishop of the Evangelical-Baptist Church of Georgia and a women's rights activist - Nana Sajaia, Political Producer at Fox News, Nino Lomjaria, Public Defender of Georgia, Ketevan Eremadze, professor at Ilia State University and former judge of the Constitutional Court and Aitaj Khalili, an activist and a member of Salam Platform took part in online sessions discussing their personal and working experience, as well as stereotypes and problems they have faced during their career and in everyday life, including the pandemic period. Three more W-Talks are planned before the end of April.
  • J-Talks, hosted by Iago Kachkachishvili - Three judges--Miranda Eremedze, Judge at Supreme Court, President of Women Judges Association, Giorgi Tkavadze, Judge at Tbilisi Court of Appeals, Head of Independent Council at HSOJ and Mzia Todua, Judge (Retired) at Supreme Court--participated in online sessions to discuss Gender Fairness and Equality in Courts.
  • Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE) conducted two online meetings on women’s labor rights and the labor code reform implemented in 2020. Around 60 young participants from ten different regions of Georgia attended the first meeting. Around 90 participants, representing local self-governing institutions, communities, regional NGOs and media, from eight different regions of Georgia participated in the second meeting. Women's labor rights and the reforms of the 2020 labor code are discussed in the video prepared by the NCCE, with the participation of young activists from Gori, Tserovani, Mtskheta, Marneuli, Rustavi and Sagarejo asked the questions and the author of the legislative changes and former MP Dimitri Tskitishvili provided the responses. The video is available in Georgian, Azeri and Armenian languages.
  • In the video prepared by the NCCE with the participation of young activists from Gori, Tserovani, Mtskheta, Marneuli, Rustavi and Sagarejo asked questions of the author of the legislative changes and former MP, Dimitri Tskitishvili. The video is available in Georgian, Azeri and Armenian languages.
  • USAID-PROLoG supported Gender and Law Chair, professor Ketevan Khutsishvili, in cooperation with the Training Centre of Justice of Georgia, Georgian-American University, and the Levan Alexidze Foundation, organized a number of online events:

- Professor Kutishvili provided an opportunity for people from across Georgia to participate in discussions with professionals developing the legal framework and corresponding practices regulating gender-based discrimination and violence against women in Georgia.

- Online Conference: “Gender Equality and Women’s rights in contemporary discourse.” Over twenty law students attended and 17 made presentations and led active discussions on topics such as: Women and Education; Violent Crime; Participation of Women in Decision-Making; Women’s Political Rights and their Participation; and Feminization Of Migration.

  • Human Rights Film Club at Ilia State University hosted two film screenings and online discussions of the TV Series “Unbelievable” and the movie “Mona Lisa Smile.” The “Unbelievable” is based on the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed the path to the truth. The screening was followed by an online discussion with Goga Khatiashvili, adjunct lecturer at Ilia State University School of Law.  The movie “Mona Lisa Smile”is a story of a free-thinking art professor who teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles. The Screening was followed by an online discussion with Manana Kapetivadze, a teacher at Baghdati N2 Public School and Lado Apkhazava, a teacher at Chibati Public School. Both of them are winners of the National Teacher Prize.
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