H.E. Marina Kaljurand, appraises international high-level conference


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Marina Kaljurand, appraises international high-level conference “Achieving Gender Equality - Challenges and Opportunities in the European Neighbourhood Policy Region.” She congratulates Georgian government and Georgia on emphasizing on the gender equality issues.

“Many tools were discussed in our panel, we were talking about breaking stereotypes, education, encouraging, we were even discussing quotas, but what I proposed, as a minister coming from Estonia, which is very ICT country. I propose to use more inovation and ICT for woman enpowermant, because cyber gives new opportunities that we did not have 20-30 years ago. These are new opportunities for education, for knewing your rigths and for applying them” - said Marina Kaljurand while uppraising first thematic session - Women's political and economic empowerment cornerstones for the achievement of 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