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Georgia's Acting President Nino Burjanadze
Friday, March 20, 2015
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
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
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...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Sabina Talibova is an ethnic Azerbaijanian living in Marneuli. Some time ago, she became involved in several non-governmental organizations which are working to engage women more in employment and politics. DF Watch talked to her about...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
State officials have been deliberately pursuing a policy in Georgia to make the post of President, if not redundant, then significantly lacking in leverage. Nino Burjanadze, a Georgian politician and lawyer who chaired the Parliament from November...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
To many, it may come as no surprise. Politics is a man’s world in the South Caucasus, where women remain a legislative minority, according to recent data from the World Bank. The study showed that, regionally, Armenia has the lowest share of female...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women in the Democratic Republic of Georgia hold powerful positions in the media. They often work behind the scenes, but they significantly influence the policies and trends in the local media. For more information, please visit The Georgian Times
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UN Women observes progress in many areas, including expanding women’s leadership roles and enhancing women’s economic empowerment. For many women, poverty and violence are every day facts of life as they fight to acquire equal rights with men...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:  1.      What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and...
Monday, August 02, 2010
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Friday, May 22, 2009
This report attempts to draw a general picture of the situation in Georgia, from a gender perspective. It discusses gender issues in public and private lives separately, and addresses gender differences in human and social capital as well.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
This report describes women's portrayal in media and their limited participation in the creation of media policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also includes results of the media monitoring and assessment held in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This report maps the situation of gender and ICTs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, identifying trends, gaps, as well as some good practices. It focuses particularly on the integration of gender in relation to...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
This Guide is designed to offer insights into the critical elements that shape systems of good local governance in the South Caucasus region. It also serves as a tool for local decision-makers and practitioners. The Guide includes case studies on...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
This study analyses the constitutional and political reform processes in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It includes background information, advances made and existing constraints.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This report provides information on political parties in Georgia. It examines the internal functioning and structure of the political parties, as well as the external regulations and environment which shape their work.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This website provides links to a number of country reports that were written based on research and dialogue with political parties. These reports examine the internal functioning and structure of political parties, as well as the external...