Gender equality means business: EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk training in Georgia
May 20, 2022

Gender equality means business: EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk training in Georgia

On 20 May, the EU-funded EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk project conducted a training on ‘Business, Human Rights and Gender Equality’ for the Business Ombudsman’s Office in Georgia. 

The training aimed to strengthen the capacities of the key state actor supervising the protection of rights and interests related to entrepreneurial activities in Georgia – to promote business and human rights from a gender perspective. 

“Women’s economic empowerment matters for reducing gender-based violence, advancing gender equality and economic growth,” noted Jurate Juodsnukyte, Programme Officer at the EU Delegation to Georgia, in her opening remarks.  

Thanks to the training, staff at Georgia’s Business Ombudsman’s Office now have the tools to help improve working environments, marketplaces and communities by placing gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of their operations. With the support of this institution, companies in Georgia will be able to make the promise of these principles a reality for people across the country.  

“Our staff had expectations that this programme would be another boring training about gender studies with a general programme,” a representative of the Business Ombudsman’s Office of Georgia admitted, “But the result exceeded expectations. With a well-planned, creative programme, we understood the critical aspects of the topic and its importance in our daily working activities.” 

Training on gender equality in different areas, including business, is a central part of the EU4GenderEquality: Reform Helpdesk project, funded by the European Union and implemented by Niras. The project aims to ensure effective and equal results for women and men in six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus*, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – by expanding the use of gender analysis in decision-making and reforms. The training was delivered by Nino Janashia, Regional Coordinator and Key Gender Expert of the EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk, and Tatia Kinkladze, Junior Gender Expert in Georgia of the EU4GenderEquality Reform Helpdesk. 

[*The project does not provide support to the Government of Belarus; it only supports the EU Delegation and civil society in the country]. 

Learn more about the EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk

EU4GenderEquality: Reform Helpdesk

EU4 Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk – factsheet


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