Georgia

“Youth Voice” Campaign updates from Georgia

To mark the International Youth Day more than 50 young people forming 8 different teams participated in the amateur version of the intellectual game “What? Where? When?”. They were the representatives of different NGOs and initiative groups, active in youth-related issues including healthcare, social protection, education, employment, development and civic engagement.At the end of the event, members of the winner teams were awarded gifts and certificates by UNFPA Georgia CO.

“Youth Voice” Campaign updates from Georgia

Information Sessions: On June 26 and July 9 2015, the youth leadership group initiated by UNFPA Georgia Country Office, which is in charge of the Youth Advocacy Campaign “Youth Voice” in Georgia, conducted two information sessions in the beautiful seaside resort of Anaklia, targeting around 400 young people from across Georgia.

“Youth Voice” National Advocacy Campaigns – Summary

The “Youth Voice” Regional Campaign was launched in October 2014 and gathered 80 organizations from 23 countries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Youth National Forum Georgia

On behalf of the UNFPA-established Youth Advisory Panel, we are happy to announce the first activity and milestone of the phase II of the regional Youth Campaign “Youth Voice”, which was the development of the advocacy paper and its presentation to the decision-makers at the Youth National Forum on April 27, 2015 in Tbilisi.

Promoting volunteerism

Society Biliki has been implementing a volunteer program since 2006. The origin of the idea came from a Peace Corps volunteer. The aim of the program is to develop and/promote volunteerism in Georgia, offer students work experience, and develop motivated and qualified individuals through Society Biliki.

Early marriage in Georgia

In this short article I would like to direct your attention to the issue of early marriage in Georgia. There is a grave situation in the country. There are different stories about early marriages; most of them come from the rural parts of the country. Why so? We could name a number of reasons, such as lack of education, social and economical development, etc.

Resources from Georgia

Georgia factsheet

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Photos from Georgia

Georgia – Good practices

  • Summer Youth Camps

Since 2005, UNFPA co-supports peer education at the International Youth Camp “Patriot” that is one of the most successful initiations by the President of Georgia and represents non-formal educational, entertaining summer camp for local and international youth in Georgia. This innovative initiation by UNFPA is proved to be an effective tool for reaching out vulnerable young people from various regions and countries (including those from ethnic minority groups, those from “socially unprotected families”) with information and messages on SRH, HIV Prevention, Gender , Healthy Lifestyle and GBV prevention issues. The success of the activity largely depended on a fruitful cooperation with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia.