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GEORGIAN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ANNUAL LECTURE

World Environment Day - 5 June 2003

Second Georgian World Environment Day Annual Lecture

In 2002 WomenAid International, sponsors of the Georgian Environment and Health Network, established the Georgian World Environment Day Annual Lecture.  This annual event is to mark the UN World Environment Day held every year on 5th June.  The Guest Presenter of the 2003 Georgian World Environment Day Annual Lecture will be announced shortly.

According 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

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GEORGIAN NEHAP APPROVED

On 24 March 2003 the President of Georgia signed Decree N326 approving the NEHAP for Georgia.

Currently 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”.

Dr 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.

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RECENT JOBS

MULTIPLE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL CAUCASUS
‘UNDERSTANDING GENDER VIOLENCE’
TRAINING PROGRAMME AND DEDICATED WEBSITE

Applications are invited for the following:

PROJECT MANAGER/TRAINER

HUMAN RIGHTS/LEGAL SPECIALIST/TRAINER

GENDER SPECIALIST/TRAINER

FINANCIAL OFFICER

WomenAid 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 UNHCR.

‘UNDERSTANDING GENDER VIOLENCE’ TRAINING PROGRAMME

The 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 Georgia.  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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 10, 2003

Interested applicants should submit

  1. curriculum vitae AND

  2. a detailed cover letter explaining their qualifications and suitability for the position

to the WomenAid International Caucasus Office,

17 Khvichia Street, Tbilisi, Georgia 380060, Tel/Fax:  (995 32) 37 92 70

OR by Email: waigeo@access.sanet.ge or womenaid@womenaid.org

Applications will be accepted every working day from 11.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs

 

RECENT NEWS

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:

  •  7 December – Grand Hotel Europe, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • 16 December – Hotel Congress, Yerevan, Armenia;

  • 18 December 2002 – Sheraton Metechi Palace, Tbilisi, Georgia.

WomenAid 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. 

 

For more information visit:

  1. CAUCASUS 16 DAYS web site - www.womenaid.org/16days

  2. Official WHO website - http://www5.who.int/violence_injury_prevention

Caucasus 16 Days ~ WomenAid Anti-Trafficking Campaign

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