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Empowering, Inspiring and Educating Women Police in Georgia

6 - 9 March 2018

IOM Georgia marked International Women’s Day by hosting the seventh annual regional Women in Policing Conference which closes today (Friday) in the capital Tbilisi.

The event was organized with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi and in close cooperation with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law (INL).  It brought together more than 250 female police officers from Georgia and nearby countries like Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine, as well as from further afield: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, the Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia and Myanmar.

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Prosecutor’s Office hosts IOM training on smuggling of migrants

On 4-5 December 2017 Georgia’ Prosecutor’s Office hosted a training delivered by IOM on the crime of smuggling of migrants. In attendance were 21 prosecutors who travelled to Tbilisi from all corners of Georgia, including the regions that neighbor Turkey (Samtskhe-Javakheti and Ajara), where the smuggling of migrants is particularly acute.

 

Workshop on Temporary Labour Migration Administration Issues

IOM organized a workshop on “Temporary Labour Migration Administration Issues” in Tbilisi on 17 – 19 October 2017. The workshop was led by Michael Newson, Senior Labour Mobility and Human Development Specialist for IOM Regional Office in Vienna.

კატასტროფის რისკის შემცირების საერთაშორისო დღე / International Disaster Risk Reduction Day

13.10.2017

მიგრაციის საერთაშორისო ორგანიზაციამ 13 ოქტომბერს ევროპის სამოქალაქო დაცვისა და ჰუმანიტარული დახმარების ოპერაციების გენერალურ დირექტორატთან და სახელმწიფო უსაფრთხოებისა და კრიზისების მართვის საბჭოს აპარატის კრიზისული სიტუაციების მართვის ეროვნულ ცენტრთან ერთად აღნიშნა კატასტროფის რისკის შემცირების საერთაშორისო დღე. ღონისძიება თბილისში, მთაწმიდის პარკში გაიმართა. მასში მონაწილეობდნენ როგორც სახელმწიფო სტრუქტურების წარმომადგენლები, ასევე საერთაშორისო და ადგილობრივი არასამთავრობო ორგანიზაციები.

Piloting Temporary Labour Migration of Georgian Workers

Georgia is a country with high emigration intensity. Main reason for emigration is search for employment abroad. Namely, 75 – 80% of emigrants are migrant workers. In spite of this, Georgia’s labour migration policy is still only at a formation stage and the activities of private employment agencies in the field are neither efficient nor ethical. As a result, labour migration from Georgia is mainly of unorganized and irregular nature, accompanied by related risks and socio-economic losses. Though the Government of Georgia shows more and more interest towards temporary labour migration through fostering inter-country cooperation, relevant underdeveloped models significantly hinder its development.

It is an aim of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission to Georgia to form and pilot in practice the abovementioned model. Poland and Estonia were selected as pilot countries and the project “Piloting Temporary Labour Migration of Georgian Workers to Poland and Estonia” was developed and funded by IOM Development Fund.

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