Experts of the Council of Europe (CoE) presented the research report to the Central Election Commission (CEC), Training Centre Director and management of CEC structural units. Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) of Election Administration (EA) was discussed at the meeting.
Cristian Urse, Head of CoE Office in Georgia and Tamar Zhvania, CEC Chairperson opened the meeting. They stressed the importance of the research carried out by CoE experts.
Participants of the meeting discussed PGA, its goals and tasks, as well as PGA for EA, conclusions, and recommendations. Zurab Khrikadze Head of CEC Gender Equality Council delivered a presentation concerning CEC gender equality policy, progress, and challenges.
The working meeting also tackled the methodology of PGA and Gender Equality Action Plan of the EA of Georgia.
Gennadiy Kosyak, Deputy Head of Division of Electoral Assistance of CoE led the meeting. In the framework of the meeting, Nino Liluashvili and Dako Bakhturidze, ILO Certified Participatory Gender Audit facilitators delivered a presentation about the research carried out by experts of the Council of Europe.
Gender Audit was conducted on the basis of the methodology developed by the International Labor Organization, which included analysis of international and local legislation and election administration documents, interviews with staff and co-participating internal seminars.