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Violence Against Women and the Importance of Women's Economic Empowerment

Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA) within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign hosted the round table discussion “Violence against Women and Economic Development” organized by EUMM Mtskheta in cooperation with WECF/Georgia, TASO Foundation and RCDA.


The round table brought together women representatives from different fields, women's cooperatives, IDP women, decision makers and experts who facilitated the interactive dialogues. The main objective of this discussion was to build a common understanding on violence against women in Georgia.

The representative of WECF / Georgia - Ida Bakhturidze, together with the representative of TASO Foundation - Marina Tabukashvili and the participants of the round table, discussed the causes and risk factors of gender based violence, the importance of equal environment and existing situation in Georgia. One panel was held on the importance of economic empowerment of women to prevent the violence against women, facilitated by Kristina Margvelashvili from the Union “Sapari”.

Women’s cooperatives and women’s groups from Mtskheta-Mtianeti region exhibited agricultural products produced by cooperative members and the round table discussion participants had opportunity to taste them.