GFF, FC Locomotive Tbilisi & UNFPA Sign MoU

On May 30 the headquarters of the Georgian Football Federation was host to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding 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 Levan Kobiashvili, President of the Georgian Football Federation, Giorgi Kipiani, Technical Director of the FC Locomotive Tbilisi and Karl Kulessa, UNFPA Representative in Turkey and Country Director for Georgia.

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

Georgian football players will contribute to achieving the above stated goals and to promoting the MenCare Georgia campaign, as well as youth awareness-raising on a healthy lifestyle and human rights issues. In order to uphold the creation of equal opportunities for girls and boys in sports, the partners will jointly support the 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, FC Locomotive Tbilisi and the UNFPA started in 2017 with the Fathers’ Cup, a joint initiative promoting men’s engagement as caring fathers and partners. In 2018, Georgian National Football League players joined the MenCare campaign, which is supported by the UNFPA Georgia CO in partnership with the NGO We Care within the framework of the UN Joint Program for Gender Equality funded by Sweden.

31 May 2018 23:00