The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Georgian Football Federation, the FC Locomotive Tbilisi and the UNFPA

30 May 2018

On May 30, 2018, The Memorandum of Understanding was concluded between the Georgian Football Federation (GFF), the FC Locomotive Tbilisi and the United Nations Reproductive Health and Rights Agency (UNFPA). The Memorandum was signed by Mr. Levan Kobiashvili, President of the Georgian Football Federation, Mr. Giorgi Kipiani, Technical Director of the FC Locomotive and Mr. Karl Kulessa, UNFPA Representative in Turkey and Country Director for Georgia.

This partnership framework encompasses collaboration in two main areas: promoting men engagement for advancing gender equality and promoting Girls’ Football to strengthen empowerment of adolescent girls.

Georgian football players will contribute to achievement of the above stated goals and to promoting MenCare Georgia campaign, as well as youth awareness raising on healthy life style and human rights issues. In order to uphold creating equal opportunities for girls and boys in sports, the partners will jointly support promotion of Girls’ Football, and conduct special awareness raising activities on Gender Equality issues for coaches, referees and football players.

The collaboration between the Georgian Football Federation, the FC Locomotive and the UNFPA started in 2017 with the Fathers’ Cup, a joint initiative promoting men engagement as caring fathers and partners. In 2018 Georgian National Football League players have joined MenCare campaign, which is supported by the UNFPA Georgia CO in partnership with the NGO We Care within the framework of the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality funded by Sweden.