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Development: Non-Governmental Organizations: Caucasus
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In Tbilisi, Georgia there is strong non-governmental organization (NGO) activity. The International Center for Advocacy for Women is funded by the Heinrich Boll Foundation, and its mission is to promote the achievement of political power by women in regional political offices and in the parliament. The inspiration is, of course, the chair of parliament, held by a woman. A conference was organized in 2001 by Janet Roberts, a consultant to the UNICEF offices and to NGOs, to introduce women's NGOs …

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Roberts, Janet, “Development: Non-Governmental Organizations: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0222b>
First published online: 2009

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