Men and Gender Relations in Georgia

Resource Date: 2014
Author: Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA), with the support of UNFPA Georgia Country Office

The goal of the survey “Men and Gender Relations in Georgia” is to gather data on men’s attitudes towards gender equality; and to describe their experience of and engagement in household activities and in such social practices, which involve residing together and sharing household responsibilities with a spouse or partner. The survey also gathered data from women in order to make a comparison of the opinions expressed by both genders. The Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA) conducted the survey within the framework of the UN Joint Programme to Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia.

The goal of the survey is to gather data on men’s and women’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. The findings of the survey can be used to plan programs effectively and raise public awareness about the necessity of men’s involvement in achieving gender equality. 

The main objectives are as follows: 

  1. Identification of the practices of men’s involvement in household activities and their comparison with women’s involvement; 
  2. Identification of the practices of men’s involvement in child care; 
  3. Acceptance of the main standards of gender equality; 
  4. Evaluation of various forms of gender-based violence; 
  5. Description of family relations between men and women, including sexual relations.