The Fund "Sukhumi" presents its new rapid assessment report – “Dashed hopes of the fire-affected population in the Gali district: Needs and response strategies”, which discusses priority needs and human security concerns of the population affected by the wildfires that broke out in January 2021 in the Gali district.

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Fund “Sukhumi” systematically monitors and studies the situation of IDP and conflict affected women and girls living close to the conflict dividing line with Abkhazia and other locations with law degree of security and high risk of violence occurrence. To assess the situation of the population, we developed and launched Gender Responsive Early Warning System (GREWS), which is complex mechanism of gender sensitive conflict analysis. The study was conducted in September-December, 2020 and covered 11 target municipalities of Fund «Sukhumi» - Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Terjola, Khoni, Senaki, Poti, Zugdidi (Koki, Khurcha, Shamgona, Kakhati), Tsalenjikha (Pakhulani, Tskoushi), Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Kobuleti and the villages adjacent to the conflict dividing line in the Gali district (Nayui96evi and Saberio).

The new publication: „The Gender Dimension of the COVID-19 Crisis: Assessing the Efficiency of Pandemic Response” provides detailed information about the impact of pandemic on the human security of women and girls living in the target regions of Fund “Sukhumi” and describes population’s attitude towards the efficiency of the central and local authorities’ response to the pandemic.

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The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,

 womens Foundation (Sweden)

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The Fund "Sukhumi" presents a new publication, “The Gender Dimension of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Human Security”, outlining the key challenges and problems faced by our beneficiaries, especially women and girls.

The rapid assessment aimed at exploring and studying the main problems and gender needs caused by the COVID-19 in the lives of the organization's beneficiaries and developing an appropriate and timely response strategy.

The rapid assessment analysis is published in two languages - Georgian and English.

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“The results of monitoring carried out in frames of “Gender Responsive Early Warning System”- a collection of reports” - is the new online publication of the organization.

The collection includes three reports:

Extraordinary report of the Fund "Sukhumi" regarding the closure of the checkpoint on Enguri, by the decision of the government of Sukhumi - based on the collection of information by the organization’s monitors on June 28-30.

A report reflecting the mood of the Georgian population and the situation during the election process in Abkhazia - based on data collection in June-August 2019;

Report reflecting the attitude of IDPs and the conflict-affected population on issues of violence against women/domestic violence - based on data collection in October-November 2019.

 

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The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,

 women’s Foundation (Sweden)

“Peace building and conflict transformation through the implementation of a Gender -Responsive Early Warning System at local level” is the title of a publication prepared by Fund “Sukhumi” in Georgian, Russian and English languages. It shows the linkage between the gender and a conflict early warning system and the importance of women’s involvement all stages of the systems’ development, as well as the experience of Fund “Sukhumi”, and the first steps made for the implementation of a gender-responsive early warning system in communities – success stories in Kutaisi, Tskhaltubo, Khurcha (Zugdidi municipality).

The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,

 women’s Foundation (Sweden)

For a whole year (15.01.2017-15.01.2018) Fund Sukhumi has been involved in the project “Development of women’s opportunities for elaboration of new approaches in conflict transformation”.

The organization has carried out project activities throughout West Georgia. Trainings with women and youth groups were organized within the project framework. Some of the project participants wrote essays, girls conducted workshops for their peers. A study was carried out and the brochure “Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict, Rethinking Approaches to Conflict Resolution and New Directions for its Transformation” was published in Georgian, Russian and English. This was followed by round-table discussions of the results of the study. At the final stage of the project a meeting was organized in Cyprus and the project presentation took place in Tbilisi. A film on the project was produced and released.

The journal reflects all project activities.

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Fund "Sukhumi" published analytical brochure "Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, rethinking approaches to conflict resolution and new vectors for its transformation” in Georgian, Russian and English languages.

It presents the factors that hinder the building of peace and the positive transformation of the conflict, as well as new approaches for cooperation and development, active work in the sphere of people's diplomacy and the enhancement of the role of women.

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The project  is implemented with the support of  Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

From May 2015 to February 2016 the fund “Sukhumi” together implemented a project: “Strengthening of women’s voices in the process of conflict transformation”.

The work was carried out with support of Federal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.

In frames of the project several activities were implemented. At the end of the project, there was printed a bulletin in Georgian and Russian Languages, which implied impressions and opinions of project participants.

The reader can have a full picture of interesting activities and what were the results, how did the project influence on participants.

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The project  is implemented with the support of  Federal Department
of Foreign Affairs FDFA
Research: “Women's participation in Geneva Peaceful Talks: problems, achievements and prospects” under the project: “Strengthening of women’s voices in the process of conflict transformation” was finished.
-Formation of public opinion regarding necessity of attracting more women in the process of peaceful regulation of conflict on national level and raising of civil society awareness, that women participation can have important role in building long-term peace.
In the process of research there were involved: public sector, representatives of state structures, who are connected with the issues of regulating the conflict. 8 respondents were inquired on a whole by the method of focus-group and 10 respondents in the form of in-depth interview.
Results of the research are gathered in one document.
 
 
The project  is implemented with the support of  Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

 

The fund “Sukhumi” published a book “Level of women security in Western Georgia” (printed version in Georgian and el-version in English and Russian).
This is a result of joined project ”Women define the level of human security for building confidence and stable peace” of the fund “Sukhumi (Kutaisi) and Association of Women of Abkhazia (Sukhumi). These women organizations applied the technique of Israel and Palestinian women, adapting it to the specific conditions, together developed a method of determining the level of human security and conducted surveys among women in their communities.
It is an attempt - to expand the boundaries of traditionally accepted understanding of the term "security" go in depths of the feelings and anxiety of women, who face daily threats of personal security.
The views and opinions reflected in the study are a reminder of the needs and threats that deserve respective attention and solution.
 
 
The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,
 women’s Foundation (Sweden)

 

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