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The meeting of Mariam Jashi with the representative of the Organization “Support of Women for Peace”
The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee Mariam Jashi held the meeting with the representative of International Charity Organization of Malta, Megi Abashidze and the representatives of Organization “Support of Women for Peace”.
The parties discussed educational projects envisaging summer camps and English language courses for the IDP, socially vulnerable and gutter children. “The Committee hails such initiatives in educational sphere and supports the projects facilitating to education of the IDP, socially vulnerable and gutter children, proper use of their spare time and active cooperation with them”.
The meeting of Mariam Jashi and Dimitri Tskitishvili with the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi and member of Gender Equality Council, Dimitri Tskitishvili held the meeting with the representatives of Development and Cooperation Agency of Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Program Manager from Global Institution Division, Chantal Oltramare and Program Manager South Caucasus, Eurasia Division, Chantal Felder.
The parties spoke about cooperation in view of political and economic facilitation to women in Georgia and possible cooperation in gender equality terms.
According to M. Jashi, MPs introduced scheduled events of Gender Equality Council for 2017 and the particular initiatives facilitating to increased participation of women in executive or legislative activity and in decision-making process. “We introduced the activities facilitating to monitoring of enforcement of the law especially regarding violence against women and early marriage issues”.
According to her, the Parliament will emphasize 2 main initiatives. “The first is activities for ratification of Istanbul Protocol, CoE Convention. We will have made one of the important steps for the end of year. The drafts are already adopted with the II reading. The second direction is particular initiatives to facilitate women participation in elections allowing improving financial motivation as the transitional step in terms of quotation or alternative involvement”.
Mariam Jashi delivering the books to the children residing at the occupation zone within the project “Equilibrium”
The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi on the occasion of the International Book Day, along with the representatives of the National Library and the “Venus Georgia” Hospital, visited the village Tirdznisi of Gori region and delivered the books to the School Library.
“Tirdznisi is the cross-border village and was the conflict zone during the war 2008. It is the school burnt down during the war and restored afterwards. We met with the children and the pedagogues, who practically rescued the school. The village has no library and this role was assumed by the school library. Hence, it was particularly important to deliver the books to the village”, - M. Jashi stated.
The guests were hosted with the performance by the local folk song and dance ensemble. “Despite the children, their parents and the pedagogues have to live under the grave conditions especially at the occupation line; they maintain traditions of song, dance and education. We highly value it”.
The event was organized within the project “Equilibrium” of the National Library with participation of various organizations and citizens.
“The National Library of the Parliament strives to restore the imbalance between literacy and Book Fund. As you know, the word “equilibrium” means balance and the project aims at restoration of this balance countrywide as in terms of education and literacy, so in terms accessibility to book funds. I would like to thank the Director of the National Library, Giorgi Kekelidze, the officials of the Ministry of Finance and all donors allowing us delivering the gifts to the village at the occupation zone”, - she stated.
The Parliamentary Delegation holds the meetings in USAWithin the visit to New York, the Georgian MPs: Mariam Jashi, Sofo Kiladze and Levan Gogichaishvili met with the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Director, Mme. Alanna Armitage, UNFPA West and Central Africa regional director, Dr. Benoit Kalasa and Advisors. The parties spoke about abortion tendencies according to gender and emphasized political support importance and involvement of Single Mandate MPs therein. “Annually, hundreds of newborn girls are lost due to selective abortion. Only education and public awareness can terminate the selective abortion”, - the Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi stated. Despite recent reduction of selective abortion, Georgia remains under UNFPA monitoring. UNFPA starts new global study in 6 countries, including Georgia to study the positive changes and enhance the campaign to eliminate selective abortion.