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Georgia: EU project supporting internally displaced women

September 30, 2016

An EU-funded project is helping internally displaced women in Georgia to develop sustainable livelihoods, seeking to contribute to improving the economic capacity of the most vulnerable IDPs (Internally Displaced People), especially women and girls. As part of the project, a three-day workshop was organised on 23-26 September in the capital Tbilisi, on “Enhancing IDP Women’s Sustainable Livelihoods – approaches, tools and interventions”.


The workshop was aimed at officials of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (MRA), its IDP Livelihood Agency (Livelihoods LEPL) and CSO members.  


Participants gained an enhanced understanding of what sustainability is and what makes livelihoods sustainable, an increased comfort level with gendered perspectives of sustainable livelihoods, improved practical experience in assessing IDP livelihoods with a gender lens and familiarity with innovative ways to strengthening livelihoods in IDP communities.


The workshop was organised by the EU funded project on ‘Gender sensitive socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable IDPs’ implemented by UN Women and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). (EU Neighbourhood Info)


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EU Delegation - Georgia


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