#FemaleChangeMaker - Georgia
Tinatin Khidasheli - Georgia‘s women in challenging times


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#FemaleChangeMaker Georgia

Georgia, a South Caucasus region country of about 4 million people, is making progress towards protecting women’s rights in all spheres of life and bringing policies and laws in line with international standards, including the European Union directives. But women’s status and rights in Georgia are deeply affected by the local context, traditions and cultural specificities. Patriarchal traditions and behaviour patterns especially in the rural areas are still influencing the private and public spheres. We will meet Georgian jurist and politician Tinatin "Tina" Khidasheli, former civil society activist, who was appointed as Georgia's Minister of Defence on 1 May 2015, becoming the country's first ever female defence minister.

We will discuss together with German expert Khatia Kikalishvili about the changing role of women in Georgian society, women’s rights and the current situation of Georgia in difficult times. In our #femalechangemaker event series moderator Karoline Gil speaks to women from all around the world, who are fighting for more democratic and free societies and are changing them in meaningful ways.

With this event series, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is helping to raise awareness of the goals of the 2030 Agenda adopted by the United Nations in 2015, particularly in the area of human rights and the rule of law.