GEORGIAN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ANNUAL LECTURE
to the Founder of WomenAid International, Pida Ripley, United Nations World
Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 every year, has become one of the most
important events on the global environment calendar with activities taking place
in over 100 countries. The purpose of this ‘Special UN Day’ is to promote
awareness of environmental issues and the urgent need to protect the planet.
Pida Ripley stated that this new WomenAid International initiative supports the Georgian Environment & Health Network aim to increase public participation in environmental decision-making, promote public awareness of environmental issues and health linkages, thereby fostering more enlightened attitudes and encourage the public to contribute actively towards a better environment
24 March 2003 the President of Georgia signed Decree N326 approving the NEHAP
the NEHAP for Georgia is in the process of being published in both Georgian and
English languages. The NEHAP for Georgia will be distributed among local
authorities of Georgia and will become one of the basic documents for
preliminary planning, actions and daily work of all related governmental
structures determining environmental health policy.
Misha Kurkhuli – head of the Georgian NEHAP working group states:
‘‘The NEHAP should be a manual for Georgian policy makers, environmental
health professionals and other specialists”.
Kurkhuli thanked WomenAid International for its support and for organizing the
NEHAP Forum and its presentation and consultations that ensured wide public
awareness about the issue.
WomenAid International is sponsoring the online publication of the NEHAP for Georgia.
MULTIPLE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL CAUCASUS
TRAINING PROGRAMME AND DEDICATED WEBSITE
Applications are invited for the following:
International Caucasus is the Caucasus regional representative partner of
WomenAid International (WAI), a British based humanitarian and development
agency, that also advocates for human rights awareness and gender equality. WAI
began its operations in the Caucasus in 1994 in partnership with ECHO, WFP and
GENDER VIOLENCE’ TRAINING PROGRAMME
United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund has awarded WomenAid International-Caucasus
funds to implement a 12 month national programme of awareness raising and gender
sensitivity training in gender violence issues and women’s human rights to
police, law enforcement officers, service providers and other professionals in
The project will produce an
‘Understanding Gender Violence’ Toolkit and dedicated website.
WomenAid International-Caucasus will implement the project through the
Tbilisi based Health & Gender Equity Centre.
will be short listed according to their ability to meet the criteria listed in
the job specification and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and
effectively, as a member of a team is essential.
WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL launches
WHO WORLD REPORT ON VIOLENCE AND HEALTH
Country Presentations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Pida Ripley, Founder of WomenAid International, is delighted to announce that following agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the WomenAid CAUCASUS 16 DAYS 2002 programme, now one of the largest collaborative efforts to end violence against women, has organised the country presentations of the WHO World Report on Violence and Health in the following countries:
International has also joined its CAUCASUS 16 DAYS programme to the related WHO
Global Campaign for Violence Prevention.
This year long campaign seeks to raise awareness of the negative impact
of violence on public health and the role that public health can play in the
prevention of violence.
The CAUCASUS 16 Days Gender Institute will provide opportunities for regional information exchange on violence prevention strategies. National Focus Groups on the seven key topic areas covered in the world report will work together nationally to stimulate further discussion and debate on the topic of violence and identify relevant strategies.
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