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New Gender Equality Concept Caused Different Opinions in the Parliament

25.07.2006

New Gender Equality Concept Caused Different Opinions in the Parliament

Today the Parliament will vote to the State Concept about Gender Equality. The first hearing of the document in the Parliament was conducted last week. The concept was presented by the member of the Gender Equality Council Guguli Magradze. The document caused dofferent opinions even among the Parliamentary majority. One part of MPs thinks that Georgia does not need this document.

The new Gender Concept was prepared by the working group, formed by the gender equality council and the state committee of Gender equality. The working group was supported by UN Development Program, by project ‘Gender and Politics in the South Caucasus’, UN Women’s Fund, UNFPA and international expert.

Approving the State Concept about Gender Equality is foreseen by the international conventions, ratified by Georgia.

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