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Monday, November 09, 2020
Sex tapes and stereotypes: Women jostle for bigger place in Georgian politics
In the rough-and-tumble world of Georgian politics, election campaigns can be merciless - especially for the small number of women candidates who enter the fray. But as the ex-Soviet Republic gears up for elections on Saturday, a new gender quota...
Friday, October 30, 2020
Electing more women is focus of youth social campaign in Georgia
UNDP and Sweden support awareness-raising among first-time voters. The upcoming parliamentary elections offer Georgia a chance to vote more women into office, overcoming a long-standing gender disparity in political representation. In support of...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Georgia takes on male-dominated parliament with gender quotas
Georgia’s parliament is currently nearly 90 percent male. But a newly adopted gender quota will boost the number of women members of parliament up to at least 20 percent this year and more in the future. Local assemblies will have an even higher...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Women councillors seek a greater say in Georgia’s economic and political life
Meeting in Tbilisi Wednesday at their sixth annual conference, more than 150 members of the Women Councillors’ Forum of Georgia sought a greater say in economic and political issues at the local level. Participants called for municipal public...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Georgia: First female president does not signify gender equality
Salome Zurabishvili was sworn-in as the new President of Georgia on 16 December at an inauguration ceremony in Telavi. Many foreign media outlets focused on the fact she is Georgia’s first female president. However, despite her significant victory,...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Dimitri Tskitishvilia
Dimitri Tskitishvilia is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president
Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia's presidential election, becoming the first woman to hold the office. With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%. Ms Zurabishvili was backed by...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Elene Khoshtaria
Elene Khoshtaria is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2017 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Tamar Chugoshvili
Tamar Chugoshvili is the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Chair of the Gender Equality Council of Georgia. This interview was conducted on 12 March 2018 in New York during CSW.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Local Georgian Council Members Complete Women’s Leadership Program
For 14 years the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has worked in Georgia to increase the political participation of national women leaders from across the political spectrum through the Future Women Leaders (FWL) program. In 2015, NDI expanded its...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
NDI's Report on Georgia’s October 2016 Parliamentary Elections
Georgia’s October 2016 parliamentary elections were characterized by an open political environment, a competitive campaign, overall results that were validated by credible observers, and some underlying problems that need concerted attention. NDI's...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Infographic: Women's Political Participation in Georgia's 2016 Elections by the Numbers
Polls show that Georgians would like to see more women in their parliament. Currently, women make up 12 percent of the Georgian legislature, behind the average of 25.8 percent for European countries and placing Georgia at 147 of 194 countries...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Nino Dolidze
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Georgia's Acting President Nino Burjanadze
Friday, March 20, 2015
Quota Calls for Women in Georgian Politics
A recent campaign designed to promote the need for women in the traditionally male-dominated politics of Georgia comes as statistics show that female representation is no better than before, and in some areas worse. Two weeks of events including...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Female Labour Force Participation Remains Stagnant in Georgia
In a country where traditional roles of womanhood are persistent and widespread, women are often discouraged from seeking employment, either as a result of internalized patriarchal notions or more often, due to constraints from their domestic...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ombudsman concerned over lack of women in politics (Georgia)
The Public Defender’s Office has expressed its concerns over the declining rate of women's participation in the country’s political life experiences and there is no progress observed on the horizon.  According to Ombudsmen Ucha Nanuashvili, the...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Focus Group Findings on Perceptions on Women in Georgian Politics
From June 18–21, 2012, IFES worked with the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA), a Tbilisi–based research organization, to conduct eight focus groups across Georgia to better understand the perceptions, opinions and perceived obstacles...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics

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