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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Tekla Genelidze is a 17-year-old entrepreneur from the village of Fersati in Baghdati Municipality. She has been interested in winemaking from an early age and is actively involved in this business.

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)

Magda Kostava is the chairperson of the Gender Equality Council of Kutaisi Municipality, a member of the City Council, and a doctor.

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)

The first stage of the " Online – Vote- O- Meter – Voters’ Advice Application" for the 2021 local self-government elections in Zugdidi Municipality has been completed.

According to the answers given in the application, 8️3% of the population believe that in Zugdidi Municipality there is a need to improve e-services and increase the population's access to local e-programs and services. The same number consider that, it is necessary to assess the infrastructural, technical and human resource needs of outpatient clinics in the villages and ensure their proper functioning. 8️0️% mentions that local self-government should be involved in the process of preventing and combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. 7️8% think that women should be proportionally involved in management and decision-making positions in local municipality.

Zugdidi voters still have the opportunity to find out which party is closest to their views and to make an informed choice in the second round as well.

Please see the application at: http://onlinemricxveli.ge/vote/voting/2021-2/

 

The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,

 women’s Foundation (Sweden)

For the local self-government elections in Zugdidi Municipality, the Fund „Sukhumi” introduced a model that is successful in Europe - an online “ Vote- O- Meter” – Voters’ Advice Application to inform the voters in pre- election period.

Tbilisi Representative Office of the Fund "Sukhumi" actively cooperates with political parties. The following political entities took part in filling out the application: "Shalva Natelashvili - Georgian Labor Party", "Girchi - More Freedom", "Lelo for Georgia", "Giorgi Vashadze - Strategy Aghmashenebeli", "European Georgia ", GP "Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia ","United National Movement".

 

The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,

 women’s Foundation (Sweden)

At the end of the project, the last, fourth report, “Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap Monitoring in 8 municipalities of Western Georgia”, was published. The publication was prepared by the Fund "Sukhumi" in partnership with Imereti Scientists’ Union "Spectri" and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs.

In frames of monitoring, the work of local self-government in terms of efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness was assessed in Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri municipalities.

The latest report shows what was done after the previous three monitorings, how the recommendations were implemented, what are the changes and progress in improving e-services in municipalities.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

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