• The Advisory Service for Local self-government

    A short report on the Advisory Service for the local self-government of Imereti and Guria conducted by the Fund “Sukhumi” in frames of the project "Experience of the Visegrad countries to advocate the equal, inclusive and democratic governance". From February to July 2018, the consultative group of the Fund "Sukhumi", consisting of 5 staff members, worked with 15 municipalities (12 municipalities of Imereti 3 municipalities of Guria) on the issues of gender policy of self-government,...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/meetings/4851-the-advisory-service-for-local-self-government
  • A small project of the Poti Women Support Center began

    The Poti Women Support Center started working on a new small project. In frames of the project "Harmonious Environment for Children", information meetings were held with the chairpersons of the kindergarten No 16 and with the deputy of Gender Equality Council of Local Government. The aim of these meetings is to plan the events and solve the organizational issues of the training, which will be held in September for the teachers of the kindergarten. Participants of the project were provided the...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4848-a-small-project-of-the-poti-women-support-center-began
  • New project of the Women Support Center of Khurcha/Koki

    "Do not be patient, break the silence!" - this is the name of the new small project of Khurcha / Koki Women Support Center (Zugdidi Municipality). In frames of the project, an information meeting with the women group was held in the village Orsantia. During the meeting there was discussion about violence in the family and violence against women, and also about planned activities. The meeting was also held with the representative of the City Hall. The project is implemented with the support of...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4845-new-project-of-the-women-support-center-of-khurcha-koki
  • Youth clubs in Terjola, Poti, Lanchkhuti

    "It is necessary to talk about these issues not only with us, it is necessary to include parents, teachers, social workers," - this is the opinion of one of the participants of the meeting. Information meetings of the Youth Clubs took place in the municipalities of Terjola, Poti, Lanchkhuti. The topic of the conversation is violence prevention among young people, the mechanisms of protection and the role of society. Participants actively discussed this topical issue. They talked about the...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/young-leaders-school/4842-youth-clubs-in-terjola-poti-lanchkhuti
  • Municipality Gender Equality Action Plan

    Over the years, Fund “Sukhumi” has been actively working with local authorities to introduce the principles of gender equality. Various documents, manuals and methodical guidance were developed and issued. This time the draft Gender Equality Action Plan of the municipality has been developed. It is an example, a model based on which the Action Plan can be elaborated taking into account the needs of local groups. The Action Plan for the implementation of gender policy will contribute to the...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/publication/4838-municipality-gender-equality-action-plan
  • Informational meetings in 9 municipalities

    Women Support Centers of the Fund “Sukhumi” actively work in 9 municipalities (Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni, Terjola, Senaki, Poti, Zugdidi, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti). In July, the mobilizers of the Centers held 27 information meetings with different groups. During the meetings, the issue of the legal status of women, forms of violence against women were discussed. The participants of the meetings were also introduced to local social programs. The project is implemented with the support of the...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4836-informational-meetings-in-9-municipalities
  • Meetings to prevent conflicts

    Moderators of Women Initiative Groups of Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khurcha (Zugdidi Municipality) held meetings in different local communities to study conflict situations. Initiative groups are actively working to solve specific social problems. Based on the action plan, meetings were held with representatives of different structures of local self-government. On the part of the authorities, there is support and readiness, to be actively involved in processes and contribute to the resolution of...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-initiative-groups/4833-meetings-to-prevent-conflicts
  • The work with married couples continues

    Working with crisis families is one of the priorities in the project "Strengthening of Women Rights in Western Georgia". The meetings of a conflictologist and a psychologist with married couples continue. As a result of the periodic sessions there are changes in the relationship of the couple. Parties try to change forms of communication and establish stability. Individual advices help them in keeping stability. These advices are given after each session. The project is implemented with the...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4830-the-work-with-married-couples-continues
  • Monitoring of domestic violence and violence against women

    Mobilizers of Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Senaki, Poti, Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Khurcha/Koki (Zugdidi Municipality) Women Support Center have filled in 8 questionnaires in July. The questionnaires show real cases of violence from the side of husband and other family members. Only two victim women addressed the psychologist, one of them was given the legal consultation and she was redirected to relevant structure. The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot für die Welt –...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4827-monitoring-of-domestic-violence-and-violence-against-women
  • Tangible results of the work of psychologists

    In July, psychologists of the Fund "Sukhumi" worked actively. Individual psychotherapeutic counseling was continued, 5 beneficiaries were consulted. "We work on the correction of the model of behavior, the technique of correction in relations. One of the women has already coped with depression, "- says one of the psychologists. Psychologists meet married couples and women of a risk group. Together they work on techniques of conflict management and avoid negative emotions. Consultations are...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4824-tangible-results-of-the-work-of-psychologists
  • Completion of six-month work with boys

    This year the Fund "Sukhumi" began to work with the boys for the first time. This is a cycle of meetings with the same group during six months. Aim of this project component is to increase the level of knowledge of boys in the topic of violence against women. It is necessary for the adolescents to realize the main thing: men hereditary are not aggressive and they have a special role and responsibility. The work was carried out in the schools of the municipalities of Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni,...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/young-leaders-school/4821-completion-of-six-month-work-with-boys
  • Individual and group consultations of the lawyer

    Family rights, rights and conditions of marriage - this was one of the issues that were discussed at meetings with lawyers of the Fund "Sukhumi". Participants of the meetings received much necessary information that will help them to solve their problems. Both group and individual consultations were held for the beneficiaries of the Women Support Centers of Tskaltubo, Senaki, Ozurgeti. The Women Support Center of Khurcha / Koki (Zugdidi Municipality) organized a group meeting in the village...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4818-individual-and-group-consultations-of-the-lawyer
  • Workshops with young people in Terjla, Poti and Lanchkhuti

    "I was in 6th grade when my mother left for Greece. Now I'm 16, but still remember those emotions. I always had an internal conflict, I did not talk about this with anyone. " "My mother goes to work in Turkey. First she told me that we had no other way out. I agreed. But after her departure, everything changed in the family. It seems that I have everything, the but I am always annoyed. " Discussions of such real stories were held with young people on the topic "Women's Migration -...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-support-centers/4815-workshops-with-young-people-in-terjla-poti-and-lanchkhuti
  • Initiative group – for early resolution of conflicts

    The women's initiative group in Kutaisi works for early resolution of conflict. Members of the group have already drawn up an action plan. Data on problems are collected. Working meetings are held periodically. Various services od local government are actively involved in the process, since problems can only be solved through cooperation with them. An analysis of the received information was made at the last meeting of the Women's Initiative Group. There was a discussion regarding the...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/women-initiative-groups/4812-initiative-group-for-early-resolution-of-conflicts
  • Monitoring group in Zugdidi, Terjola and lanchkhuti

    In order to identify the situation regarding victim’s rehabilitation and assistance, the monitoring group of the Fund "Sukhumi" held an in-depth interview in Zugdidi with a victim of violence and a representative of the Association "Mercury". In order to obtain quantitative information, focus groups were held in municipalities of Terjola and Lanchkhuti, with the inclusion of representatives of the society, the medical spectrum and the social agency. The meetings identified the challenges...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/meetings/4809-monitoring-group-in-zugdidi-terjola-and-lanchkhuti
  • Fund “Sukhumi” representatives in Tkibuli

    Representatives of the Fund "Sukhumi" met with members of the Gender Equality Council of the municipality, representatives of financial, legal and social services in the meeting room of Tkibuli Sakrebulo. Representatives of the Fund together with the meeting participants worked on the draft Gender Equality Action Plan. The Council members defined goals and objectives of the plan, and activities to implement it. The identified issues related to the institutional development of the Council, the...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/meetings/4806-fund-sukhumi-representatives-in-tkibuli
  • Informational meeting in Chokhatauri municipality

    An informational meeting was held with Gender Equality Council members of Chokhatauri municipality. Attendees talked about the necessity of introduction of gender approaches to local self-government. Recommendations of the meeting organizers – representatives of Fund “Sukhumi” regarding the improvement of the developed Gender Equality Action Plan were also discussed. The meeting was held within the framework of the project “Learning from the experience of Visegrad 4 to advocate for equal,...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/meetings/4803-informational-meeting-in-chokhatauri-municipality
  • Fund “Sukhumi” – in Chiatura Sakrebulo

    On the 13th of July Fund “Sukhumi” organized and conducted an informational meeting with members of the Gender Equality Council and local self-government representatives in the meeting room of Chiatura Sakrebulo. The objective of the meeting was to provide participants of the meeting with the strategic guidance developed by Fund “Sukhumi” and consider the draft Gender Equality Action Plan. The meeting was held within the framework of the project “Learning from the experience of Visegrad 4 to...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/meetings/4800-fund-sukhumi-in-chiatura-sakrebulo
  • Workshops with the youth in Senaki, Zugdidi, Kutaisi

    Young people held discussions In Senaki, Zugdidi and Kutaisi on: "Women's Migration – Link with Family Conflicts". During the discussions, it was mentioned that migration contributes to the development of conflicts in the family. Participants noted that children of such families have difficulties in communication with friends. - When the mother's functions are taken by other family members, for example by father or by grandparents, there are frequent problems in communication, as no one can...

    http://www.fsokhumi.ge/index.php/en/news/young-leaders-school/4797-workshops-with-the-youth-in-senaki-zugdidi-kutaisi
  • Senaki, Kutaisi, Zugdidi – meetings in the youth clubs

    Prevention of violence among the youth, mechanisms of protection and the role of society – this actual topic was discussed during informational meetings of the youth clubs, which were held in school No 3 of Senaki, in orphanage of Kutaisi and village Didi Nedzi (Zugdidi municipality). The participants got interested in discussing the issue. They actively joined the discussion. “Topic of violence is actual for me, the statistic is alarming, therefore it is necessary to conduct similar meetings...

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