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Objectives:

1. Increased participation of women at the decision-making level in the security sector and peace negotiations.

  • Relevant policy developed to promote career advancement of women in the security sector and human resources management system based on the analysis of sex disaggregated data is in place.
  • Representation of women in peace negotiations is supported.
  •  Inclusion of IDP and conflict-affected women, youth and women’s organizations in the peace-building process is increased, and people-to-people diplomacy initiatives are supported.

2. Increased participation of IDP and conflict-affected women and youth in decision-making processes regarding conflict prevention, management and resolution.

  • Priorities of IDP and conflict-affected women and youth are considered and addressed in the development and implementation of relevant policies.
  • IDP and conflict affected women’s needs, priorities and recommendations are considered and addressed in the official negotiation processes.

3. Prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and other risks related to human security.

  • Human security of IDP and conflict-affected women and girls is increased.
  • Capacity of security sector, specialized units, Special Tasks Department, peacekeeping personnel, law enforcement and Legal Aid Service employees on preventing and responding to SGBV, including in conflict and post-conflict situations, is increased.

4. Security and physical and psychological well-being of women and girls is ensured.

  • A system to ensure access to justice and free legal services for IDP and conflict-affected women and girls is established and functional. 
  • IDP, conflict-affected women and women and girls residing in occupied territories have access to public services.

5. Socially and economically empowered IDP and conflict-affected women, girls and their family members.

  • Educational, economic and other targeted programmes aimed at economic empowerment of IDP and conflict-affected women and youth living in occupied territories are accessible, and inclusion is increased.
  • Cultural and sports programmes are accessible for IDP and conflict-affected women and youth, and their inclusion is increased.

6. Goals and objectives of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) are integrated in the national policies and sectoral strategies of state institutions.

  • Sustainable accountability mechanism for the implementation, monitoring and reporting on the NAP is established and functional.

Commentary:

Georgia’s NAP is the third Georgian plan, implemented in 2018 following earlier versions in 2011 and 2016. It is especially focused on internally displaced people, identifying displacement as the main threat to  domestic security situation and the primary way in which women are impacted and disenfranchised by the history of conflict within Georgia. While the plan is effective at recognizing cross-cutting identities such as age and displacement as being key for addressing women’s needs, it does primarily treat women as victims of conflict rather than as agents. There is particular hope for gender equality in the security sector as part of the first objective, but the plan remains vague about how women will actually be included in the talent pipeline and in security services other than as ‘decision-makers’. The sex-disaggregated data called for in the first key objective will be critical for the realization of this goal.

Civil Society:

Georgia’s NAP recognizes civil society as an important “supporting actor” to the implementation of the WPS agenda, but it does not foreground civil society’s contributions or capacity in the peace-building space. Minor consultation was done with civil society in the drafting stage of the plan, and while there is some text referring to the role of civil society as places to look for participation in peace-building processes, a deeper explanation of their commitment to civil society inclusion is lacking in the document.

Peacekeeping Statistics:

Georgia does not currently have any peacekeeping troops deployed.

References:

https://www.wpsnaps.org/app/uploads/2019/09/Georgia-NAP-3-2018-2021.pdf

https://www.wpsnaps.org/nap/georgian-national-action-plan-iii/




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