“Empowering Women in Democratic Processes” - Georgia presentation

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DEMYC Study Session: “Empowering Women in Democratic Processes”
21-25 June, Prague – Czech Republic

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“Empowering Women in Democratic Processes” - Georgia presentation

  1. 1. Georgian women's position in politics and in decision making processes Conservative Union of Georgian Youth Salome Khard zeishvili & Georgian Youth Christian-Democrat Association Gvantsa Duduchava
  2. 2. Role of woman in Georgian society About 20 per cent of the Georgian population has migrated in search of work over the last decade . Migration causes gender and age imbalances and a loss of many of the country’s most active citizens.
  3. 3. <ul><li>1998 year Georgia started implementation of the action plan and international commitments regarding general equality </li></ul><ul><li>Established a commission for working out the development policy for women </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of the advisory council for gender equality at the parliament of Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 there was adopted law on gender equality in Georgia </li></ul>Sarts development from:
  4. 4. The data of the last four parliamentary elections: Women’s participation at all levels of elections in Georgia is diminishing . Elections Number of seats Men (%) Women (%) Total Number of women in Parliament 1995 235 90 % 10 % 17 1999 235 92 % 8 % 16 2004 235 83 % 17 % 22 2008 150 95 % 5 % 7
  5. 5. <ul><li>Until recently there was no woman minister in the Government of Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result of the recent changes, a woman was appointed as a Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>In every ministry a deputy minister is a woman. </li></ul><ul><li>The Deputy Chair of the Parliament and the Chair of the Security Council are women. </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 141 employees of the president’s administration 80 are women, out of the 324 employees of the chancellery of the government 136 are women. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the data of the Ministry of Justice 140 judges were women, whereas 144 were men in 2007. </li></ul>Successful Steps
  6. 6. <ul><li>Creating of gender equality mechanism at the executive branch of the government </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting its operation from the state budget funding is still an issue, emphasized by the international organizations, as well as CEDAW Committee </li></ul>Future Development
  7. 7. Thank you for Attention

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