Gender Mainstreaming in the Public Defender’s Office
Integrating gender equality issues into all types of activities is of particular importance. The Public Defender’s Office represents the first state institution to establish a structural unit working on gender equality - Department of Gender Equality - and pays special attention to the integration of gender equality issues in human rights activities.
It should be noted that the Public Defender’s Office is a leading institution in terms of women's promotion. Gender balance between the Deputies of the Public Defender of Georgia is 50%; Women are represented with 55.6% in the management positions and with 62% at the level of specialists. The overall gender balance of the employees is as the following: 60.4% women and 39.6% men.
Gender equality strategy and action plan for 2014-2016
The activities of the Public Defender of Georgia in the field of gender equality include both internal institutional development and contribution to the process of achieving gender equality in the country. In order to achieve the goals, the Public Defender of Georgia developed a gender equality strategy and action plan for 2014-2016.
A policy document for the prevention of sexual harassment
On November 25, 2014, the Public Defender of Georgia approved a policy document for the prevention of sexual harassment. With this initiative, the Public Defender of Georgia decided to emphasize the importance of preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, to create a harassment-free environment for employees and to make her practice accessible to stakeholders. The document was updated in 2017.