On 2 March, a temporary expert group meeting was held at the Agency for IDPs, Eco-Migrants and Livelihood Provision. The main topic of the meeting was the improvement of the mechanisms of distribution of living spaces. The expert group consists of the representatives from the Public Defenders’s Office and international and local NGOs working on IDP related issues. At the meeting, the proposals and recommendations from the representatives of international and local NGOs were h
On February 29, the meeting of the organizations working on IDP issues was held in the office of Association “Consent.” At the meeting the proposals concerning IDP resettlement presented by the Agency of IDPs, eco-migrants and livelihood provision were discussed. Representatives from the organizations discussed each issue and came up with joint proposals to submit to the agency. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Julia Kharashvili, Chairperson of the Association, who is also the
On 27 February, Nana Gogokhia, the lawyer of the Association “Consent” and Marina Davitaia, the coordinator of Samegrelo region met with IDPs, resettled in Zeda Etseri village and learnt about their needs. Legal counseling was provided by the lawyer and everyone had the possibility to obtain thorough information regarding various legal issues. Residents expressed a keen interest in being more actively involved in public life and were interested in holding a more regular diffe
On February 26, a meeting was held at the regional office of the Association “Consent” in Zugdidi with IDPs living in Zugdidi Municipality. The meeting was led by Nana Gogokhia, the lawyer of the organization. At the meeting, community leaders were provided with information on 2020 social and healthcare programs of Zugdidi Municipality. IDPs are also able to benefit from them. #eng
On February 19-20, 2020 year OSCE Gender Section organized experts’ round-table discussion in the city of Chisinau (Moldova). Marina Pochkhua, Training Programmes Leader of the Association took part in the meeting. The event was a platform for the representatives of OSCE member states and civic society to jointly discuss the realization of the agenda of the survey - “Women, Peace and Security in OSCE Region”, as well as its results, findings and challenges. The survey was pu
On 6-7 February 2020, the Association “Consent,” namely: Ms. Julia Kharashvili, Marina Pochkhua and Nana Gogokhia held meetings within the framework of the project “Together for Our Rights” (funded by Brot fur Die Welt) in Samegrelo. Meetings were held with women leaders of Samegrelo region – together they discussed three-month plans, the perspectives of the Leadership Academy and social passports. A meeting also took place with the social service representatives of the local
On January 26 in Zugdidi, a conclusive meeting was held in a social café “Friend” with the mentors working in Samegrelo region. Mentors are people from different professions, who have some successful professional and life experience that they share voluntarily with individuals in conflict with the law, and help them discover and develop new interests. Each mentor has been working for 10 months with the mentorees, seeking to promote the social integration of the person in conf
In Samegrelo region, legal consultations were held in the communites: "Pharmacy agency"and Tskou. Consultations were held by a lawyer of the Association Mrs. Nana Gogokhia. Key issues: social assistance to single mothers, insufficient living space, privatization of housing, homeowners association activities. Consultations will be continued in the future. #eng
From 17 to 20 January, business projects funded within the framework of the MSP were monitored in Samegrelo region. Business announcements were funded by the EU and Austrian Development Agency within the framework of the project “Step by Step towards a Better Future” (second stage) and 160 000 GEL was spent on it. In total, 47 business activities are carried out in Zugdidi, Senaki and Tsalenjikha municipalities. The project beneficiaries were persons in conflict with the law.
The project “Dignified Old Age” will continue in 2020 too. David Sherazadishvili and Julia Kharashvili, Chairperson of IDP Women Association “Consent,” signed a one-year agreement for future cooperation today. According to the agreement, Bolnisi municipality will provide financial assistance to the EU-funded project "Dignified Old Age" this year as well. Within the framework of the project, a day care center has been operating in the town of Kazreti since 2016, which hosts 13
On December 24, a New Year Event was organized at Gori Day Center for Elderly of the IDP Women Association “Consent,” which has been operating since 2018 with the financial support from IDP Women Association “Consent” and the Gori Municipality City Hall. Pupils of Ergneti-Mamisaantubani Public School congratulated the elderly on Christmas and New Year, performed a concert and made their day beautiful. Thank you to the Association “Consent,” public school students and invited
Very active, motivated and talented - there are such people in Tetritskaro Youth Center!
"Start Now" actors shared their experiences to youth and teachers in Tetritskaro.
The Forum Theater was attended by people of different ages, which facilitated a diverse and interesting discussion. Their active involvement and different opinions made the day very productive
Thanks to Luso and his team for being so active and always ready for news and positive changes. #eng
Again, Forum Theatre and still very active involvement! This time, Gori Public School #2.
Training was held about Forum Theatre techniques and advantages. Participants also saw Forum Theatre and actively involved in it, where their thoughts and actions are always important.
All opinions and decisions made the meeting very productive and interesting. For that reason, big thank to the host school and each participant.
The small project "Forum Theatre - a new way for communit
On October 18, 2019, International Organization “Hilfswerk International,” together with its partner organization, Association “Consent” organized the awarding of the beneficiaries, winners of the Material Support competition in the framework of the project “Step by Step towards a Better Future” in Gori, in the Integration Room of Association “Consent.” At the exhibition, winning business ideas in the framework of the first and second stage of Material Support Program were pr
On October 16, 2019, International Organization “Hilfswerk International,” together with its partner organization, Association “Consent” organized the awarding of beneficiaries, winners of the Material Support competition in the framework of the project “Step by Step towards a Better Future” in Zugdidi, in Dadiani Palace History and Architectural Museum yard. At the exhibition, winning business ideas in the framework of the first and second stage of Material Support Program w
In the ancient Armenian town - Gyumri, on October 13, was held the event which was very interesting and meaningful. The small project "Forum theatre - a new way for community involvement" is being implemented within the program of Regional Platform of Peace builders, initiated by NGO "Women for Development" (Armenia) and IDP Women Association "Consent" (Georgia)
Georgian and Armenian youth performances aimed to resolve the conflict by peaceful ways.
We have all agreed that
On 10 September 2019, an event dedicated to the start of the new academic year was organized (funded by Brot fur Die Welt). The Organization congratulated the first-year pupils on the beginning of the new academic year and gave them presents. #eng
IDP Women Association “Consent” expresses its concern over the ongoing developments taking place in the village of Gugutiantkari in Guri municipality. The Association has been working for many years and is trying in different ways to help the population of this village, who lived in the extremely difficult socio-economic conditions even before the recent events. It is of the utmost importance for the Association that the safety is protected for each person living along the di
On august 17-18 in the framework of the project "together for our rights"(supported by German organization Brot fur die Welt) the training was conducted by IDP women association "Consent" , with the participation of the local women leaders, gori city hall and the representatives of the conflict dividing line villages. Taking into consideration the fact that this project is aimed on the strengthening of local municipalities, the training was conducted according to the local ac
IDP Women Association "Consent" is continuing working in the framework of the project "Women and girls for the better future" with the resolution 1325 localization working group created in Gori municipality. On august 16th, 2019 , the one day meeting was conducte in Borjomi where problems existing regarding the rights of women and girls were discussed. A lot of time was spent on discussing the latest events happening in village Gugutiaantkari (Gori municipality) Association h