Strengthening Women’s Capacity for Peace-building in the South Caucasus Region
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR), as partner of the CARE Austria project, “Strengthening Women’s Capacity for Peace-building in the South Caucasus Region”, wrote desk research reports in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan focusing on women’s development and the resulted enhancement based on women’s participation in society and democracy. The reports also cover the equal treatment of men and women as well as peace-building and democracy-development efforts in which women from these countries are taking part.
For instance, in the study on Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the situation of women during armed conflicts was analyzed on the basis of UNSCR 1325 (“Women, Peace and Security”) and CEDAW. Apart from that, the report assessed the present role of women in the fields of politics, the labor market, education and health identified obstacles to achieving real equality.
The CARE-Austria-Project covers Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the regions Nagorny Karabakh, South-Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Persons involved: Sabine Mandl, Janine Wurzer (CARE Österreich)
Contact persons: Sabine Mandl
Lead Organisation: CARE-Austria
Partner Organisations: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR)
Project start: 01/2010
Project end: 12/2012
Project completed: Yes
Funded by: European Commission, Austrian Development Agency
Team: Women’s Rights, Child Rights, Human Trafficking