Objective

The main objective of the International High-Level Conference is to provide an opportunity for participants to locate the gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda within the ENP processes, addressing challenges, as well as sharing good practices and experiences in relation to:

  1. Women's political and economic empowerment cornerstones for the achievement of gender equality;
  2. Joining forces to end violence against women and girls in public and private domains;
  3. Women as agents of positive change in peace and security efforts.

The selection of the thematic focus of the International High-Level Conference is based on the analysis of shared priorities and needs of the 16 European Neighbourhood Countries in the area of gender equality and women’s rights. These issues lie also at the heart of sustainable development and improved governance in the countries at question and echo very well the critical priority areas spelled out in the EU framework Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations for the years 2016-2020.

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

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

    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 –
    Lunch
  • 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