Men, Women, and Gender Relations in Georgia: Public Perceptions and Attitudes. Research Report. 2020

Men, Women, and Gender Relations in Georgia: Public Perceptions and Attitudes

Jun 15, 2020

The report presents key findings of the 2019 research on gender perceptions in Georgian society, comparing them with the results of a similar study carried out in 2013.

The research was conducted by the organization Promundo – the global leader in advancing gender equality and preventing violence by engaging men and boys,  and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) of Georgia, based on the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES).

The data were collected by face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample of around 2,500 citizens and during focus group discussions in five regions of Georgia.

The research was commissioned by UNDP and UNFPA within the scope of the Sweden-funded UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality.

Key findings:

  • 63% of women and 54% of men think that Georgia has yet to achieve gender equality.
  • 85% of Georgian women say that women have to overcome more obstacles in their careers than men.
  • 48% of Georgians believe that women’s main duty is to take care of the family rather than to seek a professional career
  • 3 out of 4 men in Georgia state they would feel comfortable if their manager were a woman.
  • 60% of Georgians think that the involvement of women in politics would benefit the country.
  • 39% of Georgians believe that men are better business leaders than women.

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