Gender Week 2014

03 Mar 2014

Gender Week is rolling out in Georgia to celebrate International Women’s Day, 8 March.

Under the theme: Equality for Women is Progress for All, the Gender Week inspires everyone – from government, civil society, businesses to students and individual citizens, to have their share in promoting gender parity. The events on 4-14 March 2014 will take place in different regions across Georgia.  

In his message for International Women’s Day 2014, Niels Scott, Head of the United Nations in Georgia, said:

“United Nations firmly believes that gender equality is a foundation for development. The story of struggle for equality belongs to all who care for human rights. Today we are celebrating Georgia’s success in promoting gender equality through legislation and policies. But we also focus on the areas that require further attention to achieve real progress in all aspects of economic, social and political life.”

The Gender Week is organized by the United Nations Office in Georgia and the UN agencies –United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA)  and UN Women, withing the framework of the UN joint programme “To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia” funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).

Gender Week 2014 calendar:

4 March, 17:00 Public action: Paint bombing gender stereotypes (Rike Park, Tbilisi) - UNDP
5 March, 11:00 Research roundup: Analysis of law on the rights of women with disabilities (Courtyard Marriott, Tbilisi) - UNDP
6 March 12:00 Gender Equality Council meeting with the Supreme Council of Adjara and the Supreme Council of Abkhazia (Parliament of Georgia, Kutaisi) - UNDP
7 March, 11:00 Youth Conference “Women and Conflict” (Hotel Ambassador,Tbilisi) - DPI/UNO
7 March, 14:00 Presentation of a survey – Men and Gender Relations in Georgia, 2013 (Tbilisi Marriott, Tbilisi) - UNFPA
7 March, 17:00 Photo exhibition: Women Activism in Georgia’s National Movement, 1980s, (Public Library, Tbilisi) - UN Women
7 March, 19:00 Gender Equality Awards, (Courtyard Marriott, Tbilisi) - UNDP
8 March, 14:00 Exhibition: Media works on domestic violence (Marjanishvili Theatre, Tbilisi) - UN Women
14 March Public lecture: Prominent Georgian Women of 19th Century (Zugdidi) - UN Women / Boell Foundation.

Contact Information

Ketevan Ghioshvili, UN Office in Georgia, ketevan.ghioshvili@unic.org, 599 532268

Contact UNDP in Georgia
Media Inquiries Sophie Tchitchinadze Communications Analyst
sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org +995 32 2251126 ext.158