Fund "Sukhumi" is actively working to implement a gender-oriented system of early conflict prevention in different locations of Western Georgia: Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Zugdidi, the village near the conflict line - Khurcha, Koki, Ganmukhuri, Orsantia, Shamgona, Pakhulani, Tskhoushi. A group of monitors collects weekly information in the fields. After the data systematization through analyzing the received information, conflict situations will be diagnosed and gender risks will be predicted.
Women Initiative Group is a group of women, created in 2016 to prevent crisis and conflict situations, to advocate and solve local social problems related to the human security of women. The groups are established in Khoni, Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khurcha (Zugdidi municipality).
The Women's Initiative Group of Khurcha is actively working on early prevention of conflicts existing in society. Khurcha (Zugdidi municipality), as a village located near the conflict line, is particularly sensitive in terms of the development of social conflicts.
Through informational meetings and advocacy of problems, the initiative group tries to identify conflict situations and achieve prevention at an early stage. The process of advocating problems is carried out in cooperation with local government structures.
Kutaisi Women’s Initiative Group held informational meetings in different communities. The moderator explained what is the connection between unresolved problems and development of conflict, and how important is their solution at an early stage.
The meeting participants identified social and infrastructural problems that are relevant in their village, and contain the risks of conflict development.
The following problems were highlighted: faulty drainage system and water in the basement, extra noise from the company, located near the settlement, the problem of the roof. After analyzing the problems, the response will begin.
The problems existing in the society that concern the safety of women in parallel contain the risks of conflict development. The women's initiative group of Tskaltubo is actively working to advocate for such problems in order to reduce the risks of conflict development.
With this aim, planned informational meetings were held in May with various groups. Women especially feel the danger of conflict, so the information they received about community issues is very important. After diagnosing conflicts, the group is working on early conflict prevention.