The Fund “Sukhumi” and the Working Group of Tsalenjikha municipality organized an informational meeting in the village Lia (in frames of the project “Strengthening the capacity of regional and local administrations in processes of localization of the National Action Plan 1325 The UN Security Council and activation of dialogue and the participation of women, including the most marginalized ones, in these processes”). The event was attended by local and internally displaced women and girls from the villages Lia and Pakhulani and citizens living beyond the de facto border. The meeting was also attended by representatives of donor organizations.
The conversation touched the working plan for the localization of Resolution 1325, its basic principles, issues for advocacy. The problems of IDPs living in compact conditions were particularly evident: hard living conditions, the uncertain prospect of resettlement. The big challenge is the question of movement, especially for those families whose children are moving from the territory of Gali to the school in the village Pakhulani.
An interesting dialogue took place on how to build closer communication between women’s groups and local/central authorities, facilitate the exchange of information, timely identification of needs and their effective advocacy, the partnership system, in order to attract additional resources for the implementation of various local initiatives listed in terms of localization .
The project is being implemented by the Coalition Union - the Association of Women IDPs “Consent” (Tbilisi), the Women's Information Center (Tbilisi) and the Cultural-Humanitarian Fund “Sukhumi” (Kutaisi).
The project is supported by US State Department and UN Women Organization