This publication, more than any other, is a product of team effort.
We worked together, with pleasure and interest. Talking about your own positive results naturally causes such feelings.
In 2013-2016 Fund “Sukhumi” implemented a very challenging, important and ambitious project “Gender Advisory Councils – increasing women’s role in social changes of regions”. The project turned out to be more successful than expected - establishing Gender Advisory Councils in Kutaisi, Ozurgeti and Senaki helped increase women’s role and also brought some social changes to regions.
Moreover, state legislation now makes provisions for establishing gender councils.
How did we start? What did we do? How did we achieve our goals? The book tries to answer all these questions.
In this book we will tell you about the roads we took, our rich three-year experience, changes that we witnessed at the end of the project, the impact on society, government agencies and media, the people who contributed to these changes.