gender equality

Georgia’s parliament may consider mandatory gender quotas

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

Eka Beselia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The human rights committee in Georgia’s parliament Thursday favored a law that would guarantee that at least 25% of representatives are women. The law concerns those representatives who are elected […]

Report shows gender imbalance in public administration

By | September 17th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(IDFI.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There are twice as many men as women running public bodies in Georgia, according to a new report. The report by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), published on Wednesday, indicates that among 773 employees in higher […]

NGOs propose women’s quota in parliament

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Non-governmental organizations have registered a legislative proposal in parliament on Wednesday that will obligate political parties to include women on their party lists for the parliamentary election. Currently, 77 out of the 150 members of parliament […]

How to empower women in business?

By | May 18th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Deputy Energy Minister Mariam Valishvili said it is difficult for a woman in Georgia to concentrate fully on her career due to culture. (EBRD publicity photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Only 3.9% of CEOs around the world are women. And only 14% of the richest 500 companies in the world have female executives. What can be done to include more women to predominantly male world of business? May 14-15 the European Bank […]

Women in Georgia do thirteen times more housework than men

By | March 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–According to global data from the UN, women spend at least twice as much time as men doing unpaid domestic work. All across the world, women on average work more, but earn less than men, as their domestic chores are not paid for. In 2008, Eka […]

Preventing child brides in Kvemo Kartli

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , , |

Samira Bayramova. (DF Watch.) Marneuli, DFWatch–“The man thinks that she is still a child, she doesn’t know anything, and that is a good thing for her,” says Samira Bayramova, a women’s rights activist in Marneuli working to prevent young girls from becoming child brides. “Mothers-in-law […]

Georgia may make ‘civic equality’ part of university entrance exam

By | October 26th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

Maia Miminoshvili, head of the National Exam Center. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The exam authority in Georgia has suggested introducing a new test in ‘civic equality’ as part of the entrance exams for university studies. The new test has been proposed by the National Exam Center against the background of a recent discussion […]

Being a foreign ‘gogo’ in Georgia

By | September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |

Contestants in the 2011 Miss Georgia competition. (Interpressnews.) It is always challenging to be a foreigner. But being a foreign woman in the Caucasus is even harder. “You will see that in Georgia women are treated like queens, like princesses”. This was one of the first sentences I heard when a Georgian man picked me up at […]

Georgian TV show mocks ‘women’s logic’

By | March 28th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – In Georgia, there have been demonstrations throughout March against what is seen as violations of women’s rights. The national TV channel Imedi started a show called ‘Women’s Logic’. The concept is that three two-member groups of men are invited […]

Georgia’s promising women – where are they today?

By | March 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – In August 2007, the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi listed twelve young women who each held special talents and one day could become powerful. DF Watch went looking for them. The embassy cable leaked by Wikileaks in 2011 is dedicated to Georgian women who held […]

Georgian opposition party says new law is discriminatory

By | March 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The opposition Christian Democratic Movement blames the government of having adopted a law which discriminates against women. Representative of the Christian Democrats Magda Anikashvili said this on March 13 at a parliament session. She says that before […]