A meeting on gender issues was held at the Imereti State Representative Administration
Ioseb Khakhaleishvili, First Deputy State Representative in Imereti, met with representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgian Office. The main topic of the meeting was the introduction of the new UNFPA program "Together to combat Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence (2020-2023)", which includes 6 countries in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus region, including Georgia.
Imereti and Guria were selected as the target regions of the program. Over the next three years, UNFPA will actively work with local authorities and partner local organizations in these regions to promote gender stereotypes and discriminatory norms, ensure equal rights and opportunities for women and men, and active participation of men in the process of strengthening gender equality. During the meeting, the parties reviewed the objectives of the program and future activities planned in the Imereti region within the project. According to the First Deputy State Representative in Imereti, the program will have the full support and maximum promotion by the local authorities of the region.
The new UNFPA program is funded by the European Union and implemented jointly with the United Nations Women (UN Women).
UNFPA Georgia has been working in Georgia for 20 years under the mandate of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and has been working with Georgia, in partnership with government, civil society and donors, to help the country achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (2030), including gender equality and in eliminating harmful practices against women and girls.