Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Saturday noted the “pride” in role of the country’s women’s in history and their contribution to culture, science, education, sports and political life.
Garibashvili made the comment at the founding conference of the ruling Georgian Dream party’s Women’s Organisation, noting the historical eras that featured prominent role of women rulers and political figures in Georgia.
The years of the First Democratic Republic between 1918-1921 were highlighted by the Government head as the period that placed the country “ahead of many modern Western” states in political, civic, economic and family rights of women, as well as their right of voting, and gender equality questions.
The PM also noted “many issues” remained unresolved with regard to women’s participation in social life, noting the work needed for resolving challenges not only in Georgia but internationally.
In February, Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the ruling party, announced the establishment of the Women’s Organisation to boost career growth of women members and pave the way for “more success” for them in both party structures and public services.