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With the initiative of UNFPA, several events supporting youth empowerment and gender equality were organized in Khulo

7 September 2020
Photo: Manana Kveliashvili / UNFPA Georgia

On September 5, 2020, with the initiative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office, and in partnership with the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Khulo Municipality City Hall and City Council, and Silknet, several events supporting youth empowerment and gender equality were organized in Khulo, Adjara.


Photo: Manana Kveliashvili / UNFPA Georgia

In the framework of the all-day event Dina Oganova’s Photo exhibition “Girls from the Future” opened at Khulo central square. The photo project combines photos with texts to tell stories of girls aged 10 to 16 living in various cities and villages of Georgia. The project aims at highlighting to the public that the full realization of girls’ potential, creation of equal conditions and equitable environment for them, and access to health and education play a crucial role for the prosperity and development of every country, that every girl should be given an opportunity to complete her education and make informed decisions about her life and health. 


Photo: Manana Kveliashvili / UNFPA Georgia

Later during the day, in cooperation with the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, “Equality Corner” was opened at the Khulo library. The Equality Corner will enable the youth in Ushguli to raise awareness on equality with the help of contemporary fiction. Giorgi Kekelidze, a writer and a director of the National Library of Georgia opened the Equality Corner. Within the framework of the event, Giorgi Kekelidze delivered a public lecture on the idea of gender equality and its significance. Silknet donated a computer to the "Equality Corner", enabling young people living in Khulo to have access to the information they need. Opening the Equality Corner aims at supporting the realization of potential of adolescents and youth. Authors of the initiative consider that it is of utmost importance to have as much space as possible in Georgia, where the adolescents and youth will be able to get informal education, enjoy meaningful free time and share ideas among themselves. 


Photo: Manana Kveliashvili / UNFPA Georgia