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Women's Fund in Georgia is a local grant-making organization which supports women's groups, activities and initiatives for social change in Georgia.
Mission and vision
The mission of Women's Fund in Georgia is empowering women for better protection of their rights, full self-realisation and participation in civic activities, through providing financial and technical support, capacity building and the development of feminist philanthropy.
The vision of Women's Fund in Georgia is strong, equal, recognised and happy women in a free, safe and just world.
Women's Fund in Georgia was set up by the Educational Cooperation and Development Center, which works on local philanthropy development, specifically focusing on women's issues. The fund was registered at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Georgia on May 24, 2005.
Priorities of the Women's Fund in Georgia are 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 movement building.
The Fund's activities specifically address the varying, difficult problems that 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 women's organisations and groups to realise their goals, and to create new organizations and innovations. The Fund raises money specifically for the activities of women's organisations and groups.
The Fund is particularly active in supporting women’s NGOs and initiative groups that work with displaced persons from Abkhazia and South Ossetia and those living close to the conflict zones.
Over the course of last decade, the Fund has supported numerous projects that aimed at professional training, psychological rehabilitation, infrastructural improvement and economic empowerment of conflict-affected communities.
Women's Fund for Georgia is a member of Prospera, the International Network of Women's Funds.
Last updated: August 2016