women’s representation in politics

Council head in Georgian village called special “men’s session”

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(keda.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch–Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili has called on the municipal council in a valley in Georgia’s southwestern Adjara region to stop making sexist statements. After a meeting of the Keda Council on August 26, a member of the National Movement […]

March 8 rally in Tbilisi calls for more women in politics

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Labour rights and women’s political participation were the central issues during the International Women’s Day rally in Tbilisi. The rally included speeches and performances organised by a coalition of various feminist, LGBT, […]

Activists rally in Tbilisi to demand women’s quotas in politics

By | March 9th, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

“More women in parliament!” (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Women comprise 53 percent of the Georgian population but are heavily underrepresented in politics, say activists from Georgian Women’s Movement (GWM), a non-governmental organization working to promote women’s rights. On March 8, […]

Women’s representation in Georgia unchanged for over a decade

By | March 8th, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

Eka Beselia, head of the human rights committee in parliament. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The percentage of women in local government has remained unchanged for the last fourteen years, according to campaigners. There are currently 11 percent women in city and municipal assemblies. In the previous period, there were 10 percent […]