Presentation of the Project “Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Existing Challenges and Future Perspectives”
On December 10, 2014, the Public Defender of Georgia held a summary-presentation of the project “Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: existing challenges and future perspectives”. The project was carried out in the framework of the UN Joint Programme to Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia.
Within the framework of the programme, meetings were held with women with disabilities living in regions. On the bases of these meetings the project lawyer Irina Oboladze prepared a study - “Analysis of rights of women with disabilities in the national legislative base and their compliance with the article 6 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”.
In addition, within the framework of awareness-raising campaign on rights of women (girls) with disabilities, seminars were held for representatives of the regional media sources on the following topic – “the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. Following the seminars a competition for regional journalists “On the rights of women with disabilities” was announced.
Winners were determined by an invited panel of judges. The winners were:
Nestan Chagelishvili – the best article
Iveta Tsitashvili - the best blog
The event was opened by Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Georgia Shombi Sharp and representative of the Swedish Embassy Helena Sancho. They discussed problems existing in realization of rights of women with disabilities and ways of their resolution.
The presentation was attended by non-governmental organizations working on rights of women with disabilities, as well as representatives of government bodies and the media. Participants of the presentation were given an opportunity to engage in the discussion of the topic.