Human Rights 1
Drafter: Teona Mdivani – Human Rights Events Manager
Seminar/Workshop: Title of Seminar/Workshop: “Women's Rights in Georgia”
Date: June 11, 2010
Location: Tbilisi State University
Length: 3 hours
Elene Rusetski – President, Information Centre for Women
Tamara Lorchoshvili - Women education Centre "Tori"
Nino Modebadze - Representativesof WIC
Mamuka Gachechiladze _Representative of WIC
Topics elaborated: Teona Mdivani - Human Rights Events Manager, shortly presented CABIR and its related activities. She introduced the guest-speakers – Elene Rusetski and other representatives from WIC- Georgia and women centre "Tori". Thanked the staff of Tbilisi State University for the technical support and welcomed the students attending the event, who were chosen to participate in workshop according to their essays which they sent for the Essay competition in Human Rights organized by CABIR A C GE. Gogi Geguchadze - president AC GE welcomed the guests and Cabir Alumni's and spoke shortly about the importance of the event.
Elene Rusetski gave a short description of the overall situation of women Rights in Georgia. She spoke about innovation in the Georgian Legislation: in example about the Gender Equality Law adopted by the Parliament of Georgia on 27 March 2010. She explained that the legislation provides for the implementation of national women’s right laws , the enhancement of women’s security, their equality in the labor market and the strengthening of women’s political participation. The law also introduces gender-responsive planning and budgeting on the part of the government. Also, she spoke about the importance of increasing number of Women in the government and in the parliament and on decision making positions. She described how her organization tried to help women candidates participating in local government elections which were held 10 days ago. In the framework of the project supported by Urgent Action Fund, a Georgian NGO Women's Information Center (WIC) published a brochure "Women candidates participating in the elections for the local government of Georgia."
Representatives of WIC made a Presentation of the Gender information Network in south Caucasus - Web portal: www.ginsc.net, they spoke about the practical use of the portal and the information that is on it.
Elene Rusetski gave information on organizations operating in Georgia who work on prevention of women’s Rights in different fields, their activities and gave examples of cases in hich they helped different people, their contact details and cooperation methods, she also distributed to participants books, publications and information brochures: “Domestic violence and legal support”, “Strategies for ensuring safety”, “Anti-Trafficking Reference book,etc.
Tamara Lorchoshvili spoke about frequency of domestic violence and the need to protect and assist victims of domestic violence in Georgia. She mentioned statistics, data and practical cases.
The meeting was interactive and participants expressed their interest in the presented topics. They were given possibility to ask questions during the presentation of each topic and were actively involved in the discussions.
Most relevant questions/answers: What are the main problems and main achievements in women’s rights field in Georgia? How organizations operating in the field of protecting woman’s rights help the victims of domestic violence, how frequent are the cases, how many people ask such organizations for help. How important are Trafficking related issues for Georgia nowadays? What tools can be used to improve situation etc.
Total number of participants: 20
International Organizations: 2
Academic Institutions: 2
Government Officials: 6
Human Rights 2
Drafter: Teona Mdivani – Human Rights Events Manager
Essay contest in Human Rights
Date: April-October 2010
Location: Tbilisi State University, Georgian University and Parliament of Georgia
“Essay contest in Human Rights” was organized by CABIR Alumni Council of Georgia in cooperation with Tbilisi State University, Georgian University and Parliament of Georgia. The contest began in May 2010 and its final stage was organized in October.
On the First Stage There were made presentations in Georgian University and Tbilisi State Universities for Students and their Lecturers.
The First presentation By Teona Mdivani (Events manager in Human Rights of CABIR AC of Georgia) was made in Georgian University on 23 of April 2010 with support of the Head of the School of Social Science of Georgian University Natia Kaladze and the Head of the School of Law Sulkhan Gamkrelidze. The presentation included description of CABIR project, Alumni Council Activities and Presentation of Essay Contest in Human Rights. Approximately 50 students attended presentation, which were actively involved and shared their ideas on what the topics of essays should be and what are the problematic issues in this field on which they have to stress their attention. Also they have asked questions about CABIR Project and how they can be involved in events organized by CABIR Alumni Councils in different fields.
The similar meeting with Students and presentation was organized in Tbilisi State University with support of the dean of law faculty of university Irakli Burduli on 13 of May 2010.
The requirements for Essay were determined by CABIR Alumni’s in cooperation with University Professors of Law Faculties of Georgian and Tbilisi State Universities also the students suggestions were taken into consideration. 5th June was sat as deadline for Essay submission. The commission who checked Essays consisted from CABIR Alumni’s who work in Human Rights Protection field and have degrees in Law.
On 11 June 2010 was the first meeting of CABIR alumni’s with students who submitted their essays and discussion of their works.
On 13 October 2010 was organized the final stage of contest in Parliament of Georgia. The staff of different parliamentarian committees attended event also the CABIR Alumni’s who work in Parliament. After presentation of contest results by Teona Mdivani the students presented their Essays, they asked the questions and shared their ideas on topics covered by their work.
Event included distribution of certificates and reception for participants also excursion for students in the building of Georgian Parliament.
The list of students who received certificates from CABIR Alumni Council of Georgia:
- Giorgi Amiranashvili
- Ana Parjiani
- Meri Kupreishvili
- Marika Gogokhia
- Kety Aghoshashvili
- Guliko Kazhashvili
- Beqa Tedoradze
- Anna Chigogidze
Total number of participants:
CABIR Alumni’s who attended different stages of contest -20
Presentations were attended by more than 100 people
Certificates were given to 10 students
Essay checking commission consisted from 4 Alumni’s
Government Officials: 15