Women Fund "Sukhumi" presents a new rapid assessment report - "Identifying the Needs of the Mayor's Representatives in Target Municipalities”.

The main objective of the study was to identify the needs of the Mayor's representatives in target municipalities of the Fund "Sukhumi" and to develop relevant recommendations to strengthen their role in promoting gender equality and identifying cases of violence against women and/or domestic violence, assisting victims and informing the citizens on existing local and central services in terms of participating in referral system.

The current rapid assessment highlighted the need for scheduling clear commitments to strengthen the digital skills of the Mayor's representatives, better inform them, improve their skills to promote gender equality in job descriptions, and to include domestic violence prevention and protection measures.

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The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

Women Fund “Sukhumi” presents a new monitoring report “Importance of Behavior Change Programs of the Perpetrator at an Early Stage and Existing Best Practices.”  The main objective of the document is to study attitudes of the stakeholders towards perpetrators’ behavior change programs and to initiate and develop discussion on the topic, to ensure promotion of the legislative control and implementation of the program in practice.

The research revealed that only measures addressed to victims of domestic violence are not sufficient for the elimination of violence. The practice of working with the perpetrator at an early stage, making more efforts for identification of the perpetrators’, and ensuring the involvement of perpetrators in behavior change programs, are necessary. Besides, it is important to raise public acceptance towards behavior change programs by undertaking public awareness raising campaign. 

The project, through which the participants gained a lot of experience, has come to an end.

The project, which had a great success in the history of the Fund "Sukhumi" and its partners - the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs and the Imereti Scientists’ Union "Spectri".

At the end, traditionally, a publication was prepared in Georgian and English. It is demonstration of experience to stakeholders. This is a guideline, which reflects the project results, achievements, lessons learned.

The work was carries out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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

Methodological manual for the youth

The methodological manual "Introduction of Peace, Tolerance and Non-violent Culture" was published. It is guide and assistant for young people on the way of their active involvement in building a tolerant, peaceful and non-violent society.

The publication includes following topics: tolerance, gender, gender stereotypes, gender equality, leadership and team building, conflict management, youth activism and participation, forum - theater.

These topics will help to raise the sense of initiative in youth, individually or collectively and to develop civic activism to introduce positive changes in their communities.

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Published in Trainer manuals

The publication “Methodical manual for CSOs – for PAR monitoring at local level” was prepared within the frames of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”. The manual contains a collection of training manuals used for the trainings conducted for the target CSOs of the project. 

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

Published in Trainer manuals

At the end of the project, the last, fourth report, “Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap Monitoring in 8 municipalities of Western Georgia”, was published. The publication was prepared by the Fund "Sukhumi" in partnership with Imereti Scientists’ Union "Spectri" and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs.

In frames of monitoring, the work of local self-government in terms of efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness was assessed in Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri municipalities.

The latest report shows what was done after the previous three monitorings, how the recommendations were implemented, what are the changes and progress in improving e-services in municipalities.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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

The publication “Needs Assessment of Women and Youth according to the Gender Responsive Early Warning System (GREWS)” was prepared. This is an analysis of a study carried out in 6 municipalities (Kutaisi, Khoni, Tskaltubo, Senaki, Tsalenjikha, Zugdidi).

The Gender Responsive Early Warning System (GREWS) is an effective tool for early response to population problems.

The aim of the research is to identify the problems of women and girls in six municipalities, identify prior issues and advocate them at the local and central levels.

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The project is implemented with the support of the USAID

The new Monitoring Report of the Fund "Sukhumi": "Development of Child Care Services - to Promote Women's Employment and Ensure Effective Prevention and Response to Domestic Violence."

The document highlights the main barriers to women's employment, including low sensitivity of employers to vulnerable women e.g. single mothers, women victims of domestic violence; inflexible working schedule for working mothers and  lack of after school and kindergarten care services; Lack of access to extended  summer school and kindergarten services, insufficient day/evening childcare centers and afterschool clubs, etc. These barriers cannot be overcome without mobilizing financial and human resources and proper State support. This requires coordinated work and cooperation between state structures and civil society organizations. The document also provides specific recommendations to address the existing barriers.

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The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

The online round table brought together local referral entities of Terjola municipality: members of the City Council Gender Equality Council, representatives of local government and police, school teachers, an educational resource center, and medical personnel.

During the meeting a presentation was made regarding the research conducted by the Fund “Sukhumi” on monitoring the services available to victims. The conversation also touched the important issues: statistics existing in the municipality in terms of arresting orders, identification of problems and assistance to the victim.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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