The Deputy Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee and the member of Gender Equality Council, Guguli Magradze met with the OSCE Coordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats, Rasa Ostrauskaite, OSCE Senior Adviser on Gender Issues, Amarsanaa Darisuren and other representatives of OSCE Project “Women Leadership in Border Security Management”.
She introduced the information about GEC activity starting since 2004, gender policy main directions and future plans of GEC in legislative term. The parties emphasized GEC activity regarding protection of women’s rights in conflict regions and so-called borderline villages. The parties spoke about economic encouragement programs for women in these regions.
According to G. Magradze, it is directed to prevent outflow of the local residents from these regions. As noted, women participation in security shall be higher. “Women participation in security in the world is low but women are represented in our Delegation in Geneva Talks while Russia, Abkhazia and Ossetia Delegations have no women. It means that Georgia is far ahead in gender equality issues”.
The parties discussed the possible steps to ensure Georgian language for education in Gali region as the children shall have the rights to be educated in their native language.
The guests noted that it is the subject of intensive discussions and every meeting with participation of Russia is used to underline this acute problem. The parties noted that the project provides the platform concluding the online-courses for every person concerned. They will be provided with the trainings on gender equality.
“The guests asked about intensity of women participation in politics in Georgia and the attitude of the Parliament towards the quotation. The idea was expressed for Georgia to host the seminar on role of society in countering terrorism”, - G. Magradze noted.
The parties agreed on future cooperation.