State policy on gender equality
TBILISI. 24 April 2013 – The Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia is launching a series of discussions about the state policy on gender equality.
The members of the Georgian Parliament, representatives of the ministries and international organizations discussed the ways to promote equal participation of women and men in decision making and politics.
This includes stronger representation of women in local self-governance and the introduction of specific mechanisms, such as quotas, to promote women to elected positions and political party lists. The working groups discussed the adoption of the National Action Plan on Gender Equality for 2014-2016.
The discussions are organised by the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia with assistance from the UN Joint Programme ”To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia”.
The discussions brought together members of the Parliament, representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, inter-faction group on elections, political parties and international organizations.
Manana Kobakhidze, the Head of the Gender Equality Council, Inita Paulovica, the Deputy Head of the United Nations Development Programme in Georgia and William Cartier, the Senior Technical Advisor of the USAID’s Good Governance in Georgia Program addressed the participants at the opening session.