The project was part of a strategy from the Womens Fund in Georgia which aimed to increase the level of gender awareness and civic participation among women and to assist women`s groups in remote regions of Georgia. The project intentionally focused on a specific region – Samtskhe-Javakheti, because this seems to be one of the most problematic regions of Georgia due to its informational isolation, the heavy socio-economic, environmental and political conditions and the excessively unequal gender hierarchy. The project was supported by Filia Women`s Foundation.
“Womens Empowerment in the Conflict Zone of Georgia”, implemented by WFG with the support of Black Sea Trust, was focused on the empowerment of women in the Georgian conflict zone of South Ossetia, and the bordering region Shida Kartli. The project aims to increase women`s agency and to challenge the unequal distribution of power between genders, to increase the capabilities of womens groups, to encourage cooperation, participation and recognition of womens commitment within their communities, and to enable women to have access to information, knowledge and resources and to become actors in the conflict resolution directly concerning them.
The project „Decreasing the Exclusion of Marginalised Groups of Georgian IDPs“ intends to reduce levels of exclusion and to increase the mobilisation of citizens in three target communities of the population displaced following last year`s conflict between Georgia and Russia. The project will be implemented by the People in Peril Association (PIPA) in close collaboration with the local partner Womens Fund in Georgia (WFG) over 18 months in two rural communities (Tserovany, Shavshvebi) and one urban community (Gardabani). It will be focused on improving the economic opportunities of internally displaced people (IDPs), their civic participation, social capital in their new environment, as well as living conditions in their new communities.
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