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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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 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)

A pilot e-petition model was introduced in Khoni Municipality. What was the preparatory stage? How the work was carried out? What are the results?

This is what the publication "Implementation of e - petition in Khoni municipality" tells the reader about. This is an exchange of successful practice, and anyone who wishes can implement it with the same success.

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

Second Report on Needs Research

New publication is prepared: Second report on needs research: “Assessment of Population Needs in 8 Municipalities of Western Georgia in the Process of Public Administration Reform (PAR) - Consolidated Report” (Georgian and English versions).

The main vector of the research was to determine the benefits of e-services and identify the level of citizens' involvement in the formation of local policy. The first needs research was conducted in April-May 2020, the second - in May-June 2021.

The research included 16 civil society organizations from 8 municipalities of Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi regions. These organizations are actively working 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

“Needs and priorities of IDP and conflict affected women living in Zugdidi municipality and the importance of their integration into local policy” - this is the title of a new Fund “Sukhumi’s” publication. Main conclusions, findings and recommendations identified as a result of the study will be submitted to local political parties. This will facilitate a full-fledged pre-election communication between women and local political actors and strengthen an appropriate feedback of political parties on the needs of their voters.

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

 womens Foundation (Sweden)

The research: “Needs Assessment of Women and Youth according to the Gender Responsive Early Warning System (GREWS)” was carried out in 6 municipalities (Kutaisi, Khoni, Tskaltubo, Senaki, Tsalenjikha, Zugdidi),

This system is an important tool for early response to the society's problems in terms of improving the quality of human security.

1024 people took part in the quantitative research, in addition, 24 focus group meetings and 24 in-depth interviews were held.

In July Women Initiative Groups developed advocacy plans, and advocacy campaigns based on identified needs are planned in August – September.

Abrupt refusal to fund higher education tuition fee for students from Tsalenjikha and Zugdidi municipalities, living in villages along the conflict dividing line caused numerous socio-economic problems for them and their families. The recent emergency report of Fund “Sukhumi” highlights the main challenges caused by the cancellation of the “students grant” on the population, as well as provides specific recommendations to reduce the negative impacts. 

 

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The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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