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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Another Step Forward to Support Gender Equality

01 February 2018 Another Step Forward to Support Gender Equality

On January 30, a conference was held to present the baseline study Gender Equality in Georgia: Barriers and Recommendations.” Through the baseline study, gender equality gaps in both legislation and policy were identified, and recommendations were developed in nine fields: women’s political participation, economic empowerment, violence against women, labor relations, health, education, sports, culture, and peace and security. The research was carried out by the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament with support from USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG, in cooperation with UNDP.

The Parliament's baseline study recommends policy and legislative changes to help stop sexual harassment and violence against women, effectively fight discrimination, increase women's participation in government, economically empower women, and eliminate gender equality gaps in education, sports and culture, among other reforms.

The recommendations target the key national agencies responsible for gender equality in Georgia, including the Gender Equality Council and the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, which operates under the Government.

The presentation of the study was followed by a discussion on the new Gender Equality Concept of Georgia, a revised version of the previous Concept, which was adopted in 2006. The new Concept was drafted based on the findings of the baseline study and was reviewed by the USAID/PROLoG experts who prepared the baseline study. The Parliament is expected to adopt the new Concept for Gender Equality during the Spring 2018 session.

The Gender Equality Council also presented its 2018-2020 Action Plan, which sets out the key priorities of the Parliament’s gender equality agenda.  

Representatives of the Georgian Government, Parliament, civil society and international organizations attended the conference. This event is part of USAID/PROLoG’s efforts to strengthen gender equality and the respective regulatory framework.

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