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Gogi Revia has a long experience of working in the local self-government of Zugdidi municipality. For the last ten years, he has been serving the direction of social protection, where, among other issues, significant attention is paid to gender equality. The budget of Zugdidi municipality was the first document where the program for financing victims of violence officially published in 2015.

"For an abused woman who is afraid of society to convey her first emotion to a man she knows or doesn't know at all is an embarrassing problem [in general], but because of my attitude, these women open up to me within minutes. They are sure what they tell me are confidential. I always offered them an effective solution and they were convinced. When there are one, two, ten or many other cases, I really have this confidence from them," - Gogi Revia, the head of the Social Protection and Gender Equality Department of the Zugdidi Municipality City Hall, tells us in the "Gender and Society" column.

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Zaza Gochelashvili is a child and family social worker in Tkibuli municipality. He is also actively involved in the civil sector as a volunteer. He has a lot of experience working with minors.

"Mostly social workers are women, and I am one of the exceptional men, especially at the self-governing level, although I have male colleagues as well. Therefore, it is very important that two social workers in the municipality are a woman and a man,"- based on his own experience, he tells us in the column "Gender and Society".

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Nowadays Nino Chanishvili is the Deputy Chairman of Ozurgeti City Council and the Chairman of the Gender Equality Council. However, she has gone through quite a difficult and interesting way so far. She lives in a small village of Ozurgeti, where she used her father's minibus as a daily transportation, surprising those around her. Later, she came up with the idea of founding her own driving school and she was able to do so even though she faced many challenges from the public because of her gender in this field. She was able to overcome all obstacles, stereotype that hindered the achievement of the goal, she became a successful car driving teacher, she is an active female politician who leads gender policy in local government and is also the mother of a small child.

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Meet the Secretary of the Gender Equality Council of Tskaltubo Municipality - Mzia Kikalishvili.

"I recommend to women to be confident, believe in themselves and they will definitely achieve the goal".

Women Fund "Sukhumi" continues the campaign of breaking down gender stereotypes in order to provide equality, tolerance, and a non-violent environment in our society through the rubric "Gender and Society".

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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The Dressmaker

  • Friday, 03 June 2022

Giga Bibichadze is a dressmaker.the passion of sewing came to him while studying at the Gelati Theological Academy when he became acquainted with the history of the creation of the liturgical vestments. He wanted to show his abilities at sewing.

Women Fund "Sukhumi" continues the campaign of breaking down gender stereotypes in order to provide equality, tolerance, and a non-violent environment in our society through the rubric "Gender and Society".

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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Nona Esebua is the representative of the Mayor of Zugdidi municipality in Tsatskhvi administrative unit. Women representatives of the mayors have an important role at the local level, especially in identifying and supporting the needs of women citizens.

Women's Fund "Sukhumi" continues the campaign to break down gender stereotypes - to provide equality, tolerance, and a non-abusive environment in our society.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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Bela Shatirishvili is the representative of the Mayor of Chokhatauri municipality in Shua Amaghleba administrative unit. Women representatives of the mayors have an important role at the local level, especially in identifying and supporting the needs of women citizens.

Women's Fund "Sukhumi" continues the campaign to break down gender stereotypes - to provide equality, tolerance, and a non-abusive environment in our society.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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