Raising Awareness about Gender Equality Through Culture and Arts
The measure aims to support exhibitions, performances, research, publications, conference dedicated to gender issues; It encourages participation of women in culture and arts related activities as are concerts, exhibitions, festivals.
The Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia supported about 32 projects focused on gender issues or/and initiated by women from 2012 onwards.In addition to the Ministry’s direct involvement in providing financial support for the aforementioned activities, a large-scale collaboration between the UN Joint Programme to Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia and the Georgian National Film Centre took place in 2014. The aim of the partnership was to initiate the creation of the documentary reflecting the gender issues, women’s rights in particular. As a result - Speak Out! Was produced. The film is a documentary telling the story of violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia, reflecting the true accounts of suffering by many women.
On the one hand women, especially from the regions will be more involved in cultural processes and on the other hand, culture and arts will be used as the catalyst for strengthening the principles of gender equality.