16 DAYS 2002 STRATEGIC PLANNING SEMINAR
by WomenAid International-Caucasus
Hotel Sympatia – 4, 1st Alley Gagarin - Tbilisi, Georgia. 29 April – 1 May 2002
the success of the Caucasus 16 Days 2001, when over 500 organisations
collaborated to create a large regional calendar of events and activities
promoting the elimination of violence against women, representatives of
non-governmental organisations from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are
travelling to Tbilisi to take part in a three day Caucasus 16 Days 2002
strategic planning seminar.
1989 14 Canadian female students were murdered because they were training to
become engineers. This brutal act triggered the creation of two end-violence
global campaigns: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence and the White
Ribbon Campaign – a unique initiative by Canadian men. Both campaigns were
introduced to Georgia in 2000 by Pida Ripley, the Founder of WomenAid
International and in 2001 were extended through the South Caucasus.
Caucasus 16 Days was the first regional coordination of the global
’16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’ campaign in the world
extremely successful thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of the members of
the national coordination committees in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
The three-day seminar will commence on 29 April and conclude on 01 May and will take place at the Hotel Sympatia, Tbilisi. The participants will focus on cultural and regional aspects of violence against women including domestic violence and trafficking. Government and UN representatives will discuss strategies to combat violence against women and media professionals will share their expertise on how to maximise media impact of the campaign activities.
more information please contact the Caucasus 16 Days Focal Point:
Khvichia St. Tbilisi 380060 Georgia Tel/Fax: (995 32) 37 92
70; (995 99) 10 28 65