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Gender equality

Challenges & Opportunities

The national legislative framework in Georgia reflects key principles of gender equality and is in line with international commitments. However, the implementation lags behind and women still face discrimination and inequality in social, economic, and political life. The latest parliamentary (2016) and local (2017) elections left the country with only 15% women MPs, less than 14% of women in local councils and only one woman out of 64 directly elected mayors. Furthermore, Georgia faces around 35% gender pay gap and alarming statistics of gender-based violence. 

Commitment. Assistance. Empowerment. 

UNDP has been assisting Georgia to achieve its gender equality goals for over two decades by now. Our support is focused on economic and political empowerment of women and on creating policies and legal environment that promote meaningful equality between men and women in every area of life. UNDP’s collaboration with a wide range of partners, including Government, Parliament, civil society, academic institutions, private sector, international organizations and the media, contributes to establishing a powerful community built around the principles of equality and antidiscrimination.

350 rural women

trained in different vocations and found jobs in local businesses in 2017

22 out of 41 women-led local projects got the state funding, and 14 women started new businesses

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Fifth annual conference of Women Councillors’ Forum

Challenging the visible and invisible barriers that hamper economic advancement of women in Georgia

National and local authorities in Georgia join hands to discuss how to advance gender equality in…

Representatives of the Swedish Parliament, Embassy of Sweden to Georgia and Armenia, United Nations…

Delegations of Georgia and Mongolia join hands with UNDP to discuss country experience in empowering…

The Ambassadorial Working Group takes note of the legislative initiative supported by more than…

We Need Equality campaign advocates for women's economic empowerment giving voice to single mothers,…

Irma, Ketevan and Keti— three achievers who move forward against the odds, and change the world one…

The power of art helps reach out for the Georgian people with the message of Global Goals.

Barbare Jorjadze’s Room opens a space for discussions on feminism and gender equality.

From seven courageous women to the national Association of Women Farmers.

A choir conductor, a farmer, an entrepreneur - they are all women who change the world in their own…

Reflections from Georgia's first National Conference on Gender Equality in Local Self Governance.

Overcoming challenges faced by Georgian women on their way to politics.

Seven steps to a winning campaign for gender equity.

Gender equality through the eyes of Georgia’s iconic poet.

The Gender Equality Awards 2015 brings together a dynamic community of people willing to shake…

The study reviews Georgian law and policy and identifies remaining gaps related to gender equality.

The monitoring examines news and talk-shows aired by Georgian televisions during the 2017 Local…

The research identifies key obstacles that hamper women's economic empowerment in Georgia. It…

Drug Policy Reform and Labour Code Amendments are the first two pieces of legislation in Georgia to…

The research examines the obstacles faced by Georgian women while striving for a political career…

The report presents some key results achieved by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia in 2014 in our…

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