Reproductive health and rights discussed at the Parliament
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International conventions and the sexual and reproductive rights of in Georgia where the key topics discussed at the seminar on Reproductive and Health Rights held on June 21 at the Parliament of Georgia.
“Universal access to reproductive health services has high priority for the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Georgia,” Giorgi Tsereteli, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia said.
In addition, participants discussed and evaluated sexual and reproductive health policy and the role of the Parliament of Georgia in advancing the reproductive health of the people.
Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs, First Lady of Georgia, Chairperson of the National Reproductive Health Council, who also took part in the seminar underlined the priorities of reproductive health and shared her suggestions and recommendations concerning further improvements in this field.
During the seminar, Tamar Khomasuridze, UNFPA Assistant Representative in Georgia provided a general overview of the main tendencies in reproductive health and rights. The references have been made with global and national level events and publications, including ICPD beyond 20 review, a new study, conducted by the Guttmacher Institute and the UNFPA and cost-benefits study, conducted by UNFPA in Georgia.
The seminar was conducted within the framework of the UN Joint Program– To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia, implemented by a close collaboration of three UN agencies - United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Women’s Fund (UNWomen), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) through generous support of Swedish International Agency for Development (Sida).
One of the aims of the UN Joint Program – To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia– is advancing gender equality by creating the proper environment for protecting people’s sexual and reproductive rights.
The seminar was organized by the all party MDG Group at the Parliament of Georgia, the Healthcare and Social Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Center Tanadgoma.
By Ia Natsvlishvili