Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Grant Work: Georgia
Channel Focus Area: Strengthening the Women’s Funding Movement
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The Women’s Fund in Georgia is the first locally established grantmaking organization that supports women’s groups’ activities and initiatives for social changes in Georgia. The mission of the Women’s Fund in Georgia is to empower women throughout Georgia, for their self- realization and achieving equal participation in society.
The priorities of the Women’s Fund in Georgia: Protecting women’s rights, improving women’s economic opportunities, assisting women living in conflict zones, promoting legislative initiatives, raising awareness of gender issues, increasing sensitivity of the community towards women’s issues, and supporting women’s collaborative initiatives.
The Fund’s activities specifically address the varying, difficult problems Georgian women face. The locally established Fund is knowledgeable about the needs of the women who live in Georgia and for this reason it will be able to help woman’s organizations and groups to realize their goals, to create new organizations and innovations. The Fund raises money specifically for the activities of women’s organizations and groups.
2008: Channel made an emergency response grant to the Women’s Fund in Georgia in order to help them provide humanitarian assistance primarily to women and children internally displaced by the August 2008 South Ossetia War.