Solar energy has been used by people for a long time. Today, the mentioned issue is especially relevant. 10 informational meetings held in Khoni, Vani, Terjola, Senaki, Tskaltubo and Tkibuli were devoted to the topic of renewable energy efficiency.

The participants received full information on how efficient and profitable the solar battery is. The participants were interested in many things: how many liters are in the tank? What is the price? Does the price depend on the volume? Can it be installed individually in the flats? Can it be it damaged by natural phenomena?

Participants of the information meetings received competent answers to all questions.

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Working Meeting in the Parliament

  • Wednesday, 27 July 2022
  • 19 times

The Permanent Parliamentary Council for Gender Equality and the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee held a working meeting with representatives of international and local non-governmental organizations regarding the implementation of the 9th recommendation out of 12 recommendations of the European Union, which is related to gender equality issues.

The meeting highlighted several key issues in the direction of gender equality: the reaffirmation of the state's commitment to gender equality, the launch of the idea of women's economic empowerment, and the implementation of legislative measures that will be in line with the Istanbul Convention.

In her speech, Eka Gamakharia, head of the Women Fund "Sukhumi" Tbilisi office, emphasized the importance of women's economic empowerment for the prevention of violence against women and effective response. According to the promise of the Permanent Parliamentary Council for Gender Equality, a personal working meeting will be dedicated to the detailed discussion of the mentioned issue.

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Presentation of the website in Terjola

  • Tuesday, 12 July 2022
  • 53 times

The presentation of the new website of the Women Found "Sukhumi" was held in the conference hall of Terjola City Council. The meeting was attended by members of the City Council, local referral entities, community representatives.

Participants noted that the website "Digital Resource Center of Services for Violence Victims" includes all information that victims of violence need, the main thing is that many people know about it, so that the functions and contact information of the website can be used by everyone for whom it is vitally necessary.

 

The project is implemented with the support the Equality Fund (Canada)

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“So much information in one space is a comfort. I think that this web page should have a large scale PR. Representatives of the Mayor, who often meet with the population, should be informed about it”.

“Success stories were very emotional... These stories should be examples so that many people can see and be convinced that it is possible to change lives for the better.”

This is a feedback of the people who participated in the meetings held in Tskaltubo and Tsalenjikha. The meeting participants got acquainted with the web page and learned how to use the information posted on it.

 

The project is implemented with the support the Equality Fund (Canada)

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Place of the meeting - Didinedzi

  • Saturday, 02 July 2022
  • 110 times

Place of the meeting - the village Didinedzi, Zugdidi municipality.

15 participants - local school teachers and community representatives.

The informational meeting was devoted to the actual topic of violence. The presentation of the web page created by the Women Fund "Sukhumi" - "Digital Resource Center of Services for Victims of Violence" was of special importance.

The meeting participants noted that the web page is indeed a digital resource center that contains all information, contact numbers necessary for violence prevention andvictim. It was also said how important meetings with the rural population are. It is necessary that many people learn about the web page, spread the information and use its capabilities.

The project is implemented with the support the Equality Fund (Canada)

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The Center for Psychosocial Services of the Resource Officer of the Educational Institution informed the representatives of international, professional state and non-governmental organizations operating in Georgia about the results of the activities carried out in the last 6 months and the current projects.

Our representative - Linda Chikhladze also attended the meeting, who shared the experience of working with up to 100 schools of the Women Fund "Sukhumi" in Western Georgia in the field of violence prevention, gender equality and establishment of a tolerant environment. She also expressed personal sympathy for piloting of school mediation and, according to her own experience, focused on the need and timeliness of Peer Mediation in public schools.

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The presentation of the new monitoring report “Importance of Behavior Change Programs of the Perpetrator at an Early Stage and Existing Best Practices" organized by the Women Fund "Sukhumi" Tbilisi office was held online through the Zoom platform, and presented by the researcher - Nino Korinteli.

Together with the representatives of state agencies and local organizations, the meeting was attended by representatives of international organizations and public officials of 10 municipalities of Western Georgia.

"Thank you very much for organizing such an important event, where we, the representatives of various agencies, experts, representatives of local governments are given the opportunity to share our experiences, findings, statistics, achievements, challenges to filling out information. similar meetings always create the preconditions for new initiatives, changes and services,” – Indira Robakidze, the head of Tbilisi Crisis Center for Victims of Violence.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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A meeting of the Inter-Agency Commission of Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence was held by the Interagency Human Rights Council was conducted in a hybrid mode. The session was attended by representatives of relevant agencies of the central government and representatives of international and local civil society organizations. The meeting was chaired by Niko Tatulashvili, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights.Participants shared the key individual achievements and challenges that accompany the process of working against gender equality, women and domestic violence.

Linda Chikhladze, a representative of the Tbilisi office of the Women Fund "Sukhumi" also participated at the meeting. She shared the experience of the Fund "Sukhumi" with the participants during the discussion and, despite the short time, focused on urgent needs. In particular:The importance of childcare services to promote women's employment and effectively prevent domestic violence;The importance of identifying women / domestic violence at an early stage through the involvement of the Mayor's representatives in the villages. At the same time, she also spoke about increasing their gender sensitivity and the need for vocational training;Barriers to access to municipal services that prevent the affected woman from accessing services in another municipality during a crisis situation due to the absence of victim status and registration; Linda Chikhladze also asked about the current situation of violent behavior correction programs and whether they plan to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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"If not such meetings, I would not have information about the self-government programs, it seems that many things were taken into account and, I am sure, not many people, like me have information about it".

"I not only got information, but also passed a little training on how to use the online space to get interesting information".

This is the feedback from meeting participants. Meetings were held with beneficiaries living in Terjola, Samtredia, Bagdati and Vani municipalities. They learned how to use the Internet properly, how to find the necessary material or document. Detailed information was also spread about the website of the Women Fund "Sukhumi" "Digital Resource Center of the Services for Victims of Violence".

The project is implemented with the support the Equality Fund (Canada)

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