“There are no big and small problems for us, all the problems are important and we want to work harder to solve them,” noted the women at an online meeting that was held to identify problems. The meeting participants spoke about the problems that exist in the community of the village Orsantia - Zugdidi municipality. They believe that they can be solved with the support of the local self-government.
Women Initiative Groups
Women Initiative Group is a group of women, created in 2016 to prevent crisis and conflict situations, to advocate and solve local social problems related to the human security of women. The groups are established in Khoni, Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khurcha (Zugdidi municipality).
- Problems that particularly concern women living near the conflict-dividing line was the main topic of an online meeting with women from Shamgona (Zugdidi municipality). The participants were interested in information regarding a rapid assessment carried out by the Fund “Sukhumi”, which analyzed the effect of isolation due to COVID-19 on women.
During the discussion, participants noted that in the current situation a heavy family burden fell on women's shoulders. Despite this, they are ready to work actively to overcome the problems faced by their families due to the state of emergency.
An ordinary online meeting was held In the village Khurcha (Zugdidi municipality). The participants got acquainted with the results of a quick research prepared by the Fund “Sukhumi”: what are the dangers for women due to COVID 19. It was noted that the psychological background is further aggravated on the conflict separation line. They talked about the problems existing in the community and the need to solve them.
The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,
women’s Foundation (Sweden)
Fund "Sukhumi" continues to work in the villages near the conflict line. The aim of these meetings is to identify the problems that exist in the communities. One of the meetings was held with a group of women activists in the villages Kakhati (Zugdidi municipality).
Social problems, poor infrastructure, accommodation for IDPs - the meeting participants mainly focused on these issues. The work will continue with the advocacy of the raised questions.