State policy on gender equality

24 Apr 2013

image Right to left: Manana Kobakhidze, Head of the Gender Equality Council, and Inita Paulovica, Deputy Head of UNDP in Georgia. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP


TBILISI. 24 April 2013 – The Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia is launching a series of discussions about the state policy on gender equality.

In the next three days, 24-26 April, members of the Georgian Parliament, representatives of the key ministries and international organizations will discuss the ways to promote equal participation of women and men in decision making and politics.

This includes stronger representation of women in local self-governance and the introduction of specific mechanisms, such as quotas, to promote women to elected positions and political party lists.  Finally, the working groups will discuss the adoption of the National Action Plan on Gender Equality for 2014-2016.

The discussions are organised by the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia with assistance from the UN Joint Programme ”To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia”.

The first of the discussions today, 24 April, brought together representatives of the Parliament, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, inter-faction group on elections, political parties and international organizations.

The Head of the Gender Equality Council, Manana Kobakhidze, the Deputy Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia, Inita Paulovica and the Senior Technical Advisor of the USAID’s Good Governance in Georgia Program, William Cartier, addressed the participants at the opening session. 

Working meetings will continue until 26 April.

Contact Information

Maka Gvritishvili, UNDP Georgia: 551 988999 (mobile),

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP Georgia: 599 196907 (mobile),