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FWE

Fund of Women Entrepreneurs

Country: Georgia
Issues: Fund of Women Entrepreneurs
Home page: http://eng.fwe.ge/
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02.07.2014


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Non-commercial, non-profit, charitable organization was founded on July 17, 2003.

 Mission:
    Supporting women’s active involvement in decision-making processes and strengthening their civil capacities.
    Supporting women’s sustainable development for economic independence and poverty reduction.
    Increasing integration opportunities for IDP women and national minorities in local communities.
    Supporting women’s involvement in peacebuilding processes.

 Goals:
    Promoting women’s and young girls’ capacities through their involvement in educational programs.
    Developing women’s professional skills and enhancing their knowledge.
    Raising awareness of women and young girls through developing their leadership skills.
    Improving qualification of middle-aged women with high education through their involvement in non-formal educational programs
    Women’s active participation in peacebuilding processes.
    IDP and ethnic minorities’ integration in local community.

 Tasks:
    Increase women’s self-esteem
    Improve economic status
    Undertake peace-building activities with the support of economic components
    Increase confidence level among the residents living in conflict sides

 Directions:
    Professional orientation for young girls
    Training for middle-aged women
    Improve women’s social roles in the family and society
    Local and socially vulnerable IDP women’s involvement in social entrepreneurship

 Methods:
    Mobilization of young girls and middle-aged women to get them involved in educational programs.
    Support to professional development by realization of educational programs
    Cooperation with governmental, non-governmental and educational institutions.
    Support to elaboration and realization of social entrepreneurship programs with governmental and non-governmental structures.
    Advocacy and lobbying of women’s needs.
        Raising public awareness on gender equality issues and challenges.
        Women’s involvement in social entrepreneurship.

Activities:
Education
Professional orientation courses for young girls, trainings, information meetings, school for middle-aged women.

Awareness-raising
Periodical publication of journal, TV and radio programs, round tables, exhibitions, web-sites, social network and forums.

Surveys
Questionnaires, interviewing, analysis.

Publications
Journals, methodical manual “Basics of Small Business” and manual on “Using of Microsoft Excel 2007.”

Consultations and Advocacy
    Legal and business consultations
    Appeals, initiatives, informational meetings, memoranda of understanding
    Elaboration of legislative recommendations and submission to appropriate authorities