SDG 5 in Georgia

This research was conducted by the organization We Research within the auspices of the project ‘’Women 2030’’ funded by the European Union and implemented by us.

Multiple dimensions of gender inequality are significant issues in Georgia. Research indicates that traditional understandings of gender roles are deeply rooted and widespread among the Georgian population. This gender assessment aims to analyze the issues that contribute to the dimensions of gender inequality. In particular, the study focuses on the division of labour between women and men and access, power and control over resources.

Furthermore, the study looks at the most marginalised groups (such as women residing in rural areas, ethnic minorities and women with disabilities) as a cross cutting issue while assessing each thematic area. The data for the analysis were collected in line with thematically relevant Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 5th) indicators. This resulted in a thorough analysis of secondary data and in-depth interviews with the key stakeholders involved in the SDG indicator nationalization process.

The results indicate that the SDG implementation process is in its initial phase in Georgia, which includes contextualization of SDG targets and the selection of the respective indicators. The process is led by the Government of Georgia (GoG) and supported by UN agencies, while national local NGOs are not represented in the discussions or the process yet.

In terms of the assessment of the thematic areas, the largest challenge is related to the lack of systematic and structured data that would provide detailed information according to the SDG indicator definitions. The existing data suggest that there is an unequal distribution of labour between men and women when it comes to unpaid work. Moreover, women have significantly less access, power and control over resources than men. Women are underrepresented in political bodies, and in public and private organizations in managerial positions. This trend holds with regard to women’s access to economic resources such as access to agricultural land and ownership of agricultural holdings.

The research findings presented in the report are intended to provide insight for policy considerations during the implementation of SDG targets.

You can find the full version of Gender Assessment in Georgia here.