Tbilisi: Minister of State Tea Akhvlediani opened a training-seminar titled “Enhancing Women’s Participation in the Process of Civil Integration” with a welcoming speech.
Tea Akhvlediani called ethnic minorities closely inhabited women living in Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kakheti regions, representatives of civil society, state agencies, municipal service “Women’s Room” and members of the Council for Gender Equality in municipalities, civil equality and integration state policy announced the results and plans for effective implementation of this policy.
The Minister of State spoke about the importance of educating and raising awareness of women, enhancing their role and involvement in the process of civil integration, noting that supporting and empowering women is a top priority under state policy on civil equality and integration.
The State Minister noted that during the two-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts and gain comprehensive information on state-implemented and effective mechanisms on topical issues such as women’s fundamental rights and freedoms.
Tea Akhvlediani also reviewed the challenges faced by disinformation in the process of civil equality and integration, emphasized both efforts made by the agency in this regard, as well as planned future events, and emphasized the special role of women in this process.
The meeting was held in discussion mode, the Minister of State answered questions of seminar participants and heard their views on the role and involvement of women in the process of civil integration.
The seminar “Strengthening Women’s Participation in the Process of Civil Integration” was held on the initiative of the State Minister’s Office, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and with the support of the European Union (EU), Sweden and Norway.
The participants were also addressed by the UNDP Deputy Permanent Representative in Georgia Anna Chernishova and the State Trustee in Samtskhe-Javakheti region Besik Amiranashvili.
“Today we have opened a very interesting and important event for women with ethnic minorities representing Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions, who are carrying out an equally important mission to present issues related to women empowerment in their regions.”
“Under the two-day training workshop, they will be given an additional opportunity to further raise awareness, sharpen skills to further encourage and support women’s fundamental rights, empower women, curb violence against women and engage them more actively in public life,” said State Minister Tea Akhvlediani.