Non-governmental organization "Women's Information Center" (WIC)
2023-05-23 10:53:12

The non-governmental organization "Women's Information Center" (WIC) was established in 2000 on the initiative of women and with the support of the Georgian Committee of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly. In 2002, WIC became a co-founder of the Coalition of Women's Non-Governmental Organizations in Georgia with the support of the OSCE/ODIHR.

In 2003, it was registered as an independent organization as a non-entrepreneurial non-commercial legal entity. The organization is one of the first to start working on issues of gender equality and women's rights in Georgia with the slogan - "Women can, women act, women change!". The highlight of 2023 for the organization was that the WIC  has been bestowed with the esteemed CAREC PROGRAM Gender Award—CAREC GENDER CHAMPIONS 2023.

WIC promotes the formation of women leaders and the development and creation of networks of women's non-governmental organizations in the regions of Georgia.

It is a member of several national, regional, and international associations,’ and cooperates with both regional and international actors and is part of the important networks, such as:

  • Coalition Education for All Georgia;
  • "Georgian Agriculture and Rural Development" Alliance (GAARD);
  • Network of Women Mediators of the South Caucasus;
  • "Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict" (GPPAC);
  • International Organization "Women Against Violence" (WAVE);
  • "East-West Women's Network" (NEWW);
  • Equality Now; Women's Peacekeeping Network of Eastern Europe and Central Asia;
  • Civil Platform for Peace (CPP).

The organization works at the local, national, and international levels in the following directions:

  • Development of gender equality policies and promotion of implementation;
  • Women’s political participation;
  • Women, Peace, and Security;
  • Elimination of gender-based violence;
  • Women's mobilization and economic empowerment;
  • Raising awareness among communities.

The organization works for women and youth who are motivated to find the inner strength to never stop fighting to create and strengthen  such communities, where priority is equity and inclusive peace.

The Women's Information Center has the unique portal in Georgia, which administers and operates the South Caucasus Gender Network - Gender Information Portal http://ginsc.net/. The purpose of which is to encourage critical thinking and promote the wide dissemination of information on issues of gender equality and women's rights, by the standards of journalism.

We take great pride in announcing that WIC from Georgia has been bestowed with the esteemed CAREC PROGRAM Gender Award—CAREC GENDER CHAMPIONS 2023. Certainly, it is noteworthy that women's organizations from various countries around the world were nominated for this prestigious award

On July 26, 2019, representatives of the Women's Information Center organized a focus group in Kobuleti Municipality that included local leaders and women entrepreneurs who use / do not use the Women's Room Service.The purpose of the focus group was to evaluate the use of women's room services in the municipality for effective planning of further work.

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