Women Support Centers of Kutaisi, Khoni, Tskaltubo and Ozurgeti held mobilization meetings. The beneficiaries received information on what should be done to prevent Covid 19, what are the existing mechanisms, how they should behave to respond to specific cases. They also talked about municipal services, especially in terms of violence prevention and victim protection. At the meetings, the issues for advocacy were raised and advocacy groups will began to work on them.
The next meeting of the working group took place in Sakrebulo of Vani municipality. The head of the local civil society organization "Support 2020" presented the recommendations developed as part of the monitoring to the group members. They discussed the issues that will be included in the group's action plan. The head of the legal department of the City Hall acquainted the meeting participants with a working version of the code of ethics. The group plans to finalize the code by the end of the year.
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”.
“Women's rights - freedom” - activities continue within the framework of Poti Women Support Center project. This time, a meeting was held with the leaders of Health and Social Protection Service of the municipality. Particular emphasis was placed on strengthening cooperation between the civil sector and local authorities - to prevent violence. It was noted that the statistics of violence against women is growing, and target groups need information and the availability of public services. Carrying out preventive measures is possible through the coordinated work of government and non-government structures. At the end of the meeting, the participants were given newspapers covering the activities of Poti Women Support Center.
An online meeting was held with representatives of 12 municipalities in partnership with the Imereti Regional Administration. The meeting was attended by the person from the regional administration, responsible for gender issues, members of the Gender Council of the municipalities, heads of Social and Health Services of the City Hall, Gender Advisors. Activities related to the implementation of gender policy in municipalities, identification of violence against women and domestic violence, prevention of violence and protection of victims were discussed. The conversation focused on the challenges of gender budgeting and program evaluation against the background of the new reality created in the conditions of Covid-19. Representatives of the Fund "Sukhumi" presented to the participants the problems identified by the research, the situation of victims and risk groups during Covid-19, recommendations developed for various structures. The conversation touched the role and functions of regional administrations in coordinating gender equality policies in municipalities; The importance of providing information on the activities of gender councils and the challenges they face, to the relevant structures at the national level; The issue of methodological assistance, the need for appropriate resources.