CARE International in the Caucasus and its local partner of IDPs Women’s Association “Consent” invite you to participate in an essay competition on gender equality in the South Caucasus
Participants are invited to submit essays on the subject “What would the South Caucasus look like if there were gender equality?” Entries are welcome from students and researchers of all backgrounds. The winner will be selected by a panel of experts on the subject of gender and human rights. The prize-giving ceremony will be held on 31 October 2011, which also marks the 11th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
Entries in Georgian or Russian and no more than 1 000 words in length and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject field: “Gender competition”. Entries should be submitted no later than 23rd October.
Competition entrants are encouraged to draw on multiple sources in writing their entries. Information on the importance of gender equality in various sectors and its significance to sustainable development can be found at the links below. Please visit this page regularly for updated sources of information.
Helpful sites to begin your research:
Having accurate statistics of how men and women participate in social, economic and political life is a crucial first step to making sure that a society is inclusive for all of its citizens.
Gender Analysis Guidelines
Women and Men in Georgia
Women and Men in Armenia
Statistic form Azerbaijan- Gender equality
IFOR men and women
As wars become more damaging for civilian populations, women become increasingly the victims of armed conflict and its consequences. CARE advocates for the inclusion of women in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction and planning.
Georgia Gender Assessment
Armenia Gender assessment
Women, Human Security and _peace-building
While access to education in the South Caucasus is equal to men and women, a far smaller proportion of women occupy senior and higher paying positions in the economies of the region, meaning the full potential of the working population is not being maximized. CARE works to empower women to play an active part in the economic life of their societies.
Gender and finance in Georgia
Women in education and employment
What makes teams work better
Women constitute 50% of the population, but have a much lower representation in the legislature and in higher decision-making positions of government. CARE believes that decision-making that will benefit the whole of the population should include all views from all parts of society.
Watch UN Women conference on increasing women’s political participation
Women political participation
Gender and Democratization
The physical protection of women is an important precondition for women to be able to play an equal role in the social, political and economic life of their societies. Laws protecting women’s rights need to receive adequate resources if they are to become reality. CARE advocates globally for the protection of women’s rights and empowers and educates women to ensure that their rights are upheld.
What can be done to improve the lives of women and girls around the world
EU on UNSCR 1325
Georgian Action Plan 2011-13 on Gender Equality
Women and Empowerment / CARE Report
Azerbaijan women's participation, marriages
The 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development