LDA Georgia Executive Director now member of Kutaisi's Gender Equality Council
The Gender Equality Council of Kutaisi Municipality is an advisory body composed of members from Kutaisi City Council; civil servants responsible for gender equality issues, representatives of NGOs who have experience in working on gender issues, and experts. Its purpose is to provide recommendations to the municipality to promote gender equality.
The Council does this by ensuring implementation of the activities envisaged by national legislation on gender equality, discussion and approval of an action plan, raising awareness on gender equality in the municipality, and implementation of measures to support women's empowerment. The Executive Director of Local Democracy Agency Georgia serves as a member of Kutaisi's Gender Equality Council, which will actively lobby for women's needs in the local government budget and will also consider possibilities and innovations to improve gender equality under existing legislation. Our newest CSO expert representative on gender balance was appointed Working Group 4 - People to People activities, of the Civil Society Forum Eastern Partnership National Platform in Georgia.