Salma Al-Nims – Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women


As the European Neighbourhood Policy countries seek to further their relation with the European Union, specific steps and actions taken towards ensuring human rights and gender equality become of high importance. Women still suffer from different forms of discrimination in most parts of the world and remain at risk of gender-based violence all over the world. The technical and financial support that the European Union continues to provide to the ENP region countries in support of gender equality measures can significantly contribute to furthering those efforts and ensuring their effectiveness, especially as women in the region continue to face challenges to their economic empowerment and their participation in the public sphere, not to mention the threats to the freedom and security that women are facing in areas of conflict in the MENA region specifically, Syria, Iraq, and Palestine.

The organization of such high level conference on Gender Equality demonstrates Georgia’s commitment to furthering the dialogue and exchange of experiences between the ENP countries on the challenges and opportunities for the advancement of women rights. Through participation in such events, Jordan seeks to demonstrate its commitment to gender equality, and to discuss with neighbouring nations ways to overcome challenges facing its efforts to advance women rights and confront different forms of discrimination against women. The conference is an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned and to build networks to support regional efforts towards women empowerment and gender equality.

  • 19:00 -
    Welcome Reception hosted by President of Georgia H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili

    Exhibition “50 Women from Georgia”
  • 09:00 –
  • 010:00 –
    Opening of the Conference
  • 10:30 –

    Exhibition “Women Members of Constituent Assembly 1919-21” presented by Ms. Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice of Georgia
  • 11:00 –
    Thematic Session I – Women's political and economic empowerment cornerstones for the achievement of gender equality
  • 12:30 –
  • Exhibition “Gender Integration in the Georgian Armed Forces” presented by Ms. Tinatin Khidasheli, Minister of Defence of Georgia
  • 13:45 –
    Thematic Session II – Women as agents of positive change in peace and security efforts
  • 15:15 –
    Coffee Break
  • 15:45 –
    Thematic Session III – Joining forces to end violence against women and girls in public and private domains
  • 17:15 –
    Coffee Break
  • 17:30 –
    Adoption of the Tbilisi Declaration and Closing Remarks
  • 20:00 –
    Gala Dinner
Tbilisi Declaration

Draft version

We, the participants of the Conference,

Having gathered at the International High-Level Conference “Achieving Gender Equality – Challenges and opportunities in the European Neighbourhood Policy Region” in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2015 to renew our strong commitment to gender equality, human rights, the empowerment of women and girls...

Copyright © 2015, Achieving Gender Equality | Tbilisi, Georgia