“The Gender Dimension of the COVID-19 Crisis: assessing the Efficiency of Pandemic Response”

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Fund “Sukhumi” systematically monitors and studies the situation of IDP and conflict affected women and girls living close to the conflict dividing line with Abkhazia and other locations with law degree of security and high risk of violence occurrence. To assess the situation of the population, we developed and launched Gender Responsive Early Warning System (GREWS), which is complex mechanism of gender sensitive conflict analysis. The study was conducted in September-December, 2020 and covered 11 target municipalities of Fund «Sukhumi» - Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Terjola, Khoni, Senaki, Poti, Zugdidi (Koki, Khurcha, Shamgona, Kakhati), Tsalenjikha (Pakhulani, Tskoushi), Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Kobuleti and the villages adjacent to the conflict dividing line in the Gali district (Nayui96evi and Saberio).

The new publication: „The Gender Dimension of the COVID-19 Crisis: Assessing the Efficiency of Pandemic Response” provides detailed information about the impact of pandemic on the human security of women and girls living in the target regions of Fund “Sukhumi” and describes population’s attitude towards the efficiency of the central and local authorities’ response to the pandemic.

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

 womens Foundation (Sweden)

“Municipal Programs on Domestic Violence against Women and Gender Budget”

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The Fund "Sukhumi" presents a new monitoring report - "Municipal Programs on Domestic Violence against Women and Gender Budget". Within the frames of the monitoring, the municipal programs related to support services for victims of domestic violence in the local government's 2020 budgets and gender equality policies in 12 municipalities were studied and analyzed. The identified challenges and developed recommendations are reflected in the report for the attention of the local, regional and the national governments.

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The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

„Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Violence, Situation of Women Victims and the Access to the Support Services“

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Fund "Sukhumi"' has published its new monitoring Report   - „Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Violence, Situation of Women Victims and the Access to the Support Services“. The Report reflects the major problems and challenges faced by women and girls living within Fund "Sukhumi""s eleven target municipalities in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. 

The results of the Monitoring have clearly proved that Pandemic has significantly aggravated women’s situations. It has not only worsen the already dire condition of women victims of domestic violence but also has revealed the potential abusers. The situation of women who had been able to escape from the abusers and leave the violent environment in the past, has been also considerably deteriorated due to COVID-19. 

The existing challenges require timely response and proactive actions by the government, especially in the regions, with active cooperation and involvement of the relevant civil society organizations. The report provides specific recommendations on appropriate response to mitigate the negative effects.

Report is published in two languages - Georgian and English.    

          

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The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot
 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklunsdienst (Germany)

       

Schools against challenges of gender equality, gender stereotypes and domestic violence - the new publication

Untitled 2“From teachers I often hear the following phrase: “Girls should not behave like that”, but immediately, the pupil gave the answer: “The behavior has no gender”- these are the words of one school director, given in the publication.

The new publication of the Fund "Sukhumi" analyzes the results of the research, which covered 11 municipalities of Western Georgia (school directors and teachers, representatives of resource centers, NGOs, education and gender experts, parents, former students). The legislative framework was also analyzed, reports and ressearches of local and international organizations on these issues were used.

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The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

The first monitoring report

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The successful implementation of public administration reform (PAR) plays a major role in Georgia’s integration into the European Union.

An important component of strengthening local self-government, is the improvement of electronic services of municipalities. The COVID-19 pandemic particularly showed the importance of this issue.

In the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”, in October 2019, a forum of civil society organizations from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi was created. These organizations carry out monitorin of public administration reform (PAR) in 8 municipalities of western Georgia. As a result of monitoring, an assessment of local self-government was carried out in terms of efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness in the municipalities of Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri.

The monitoring results are reflected in the first publication prepared in frames of the project “Monitoring of Roadmap of Public Administration Reform (PAR) in 8 municipalities of Western Georgia”.

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

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