Georgia Ok 1

Giorgi Margvelashvili

We need more women in Parliament and as political leaders because the idea of parliamentarism, in Georgia, is linked to women – an institution similar to parliament was founded in 13th century during the reign of one of the greatest rulers – Queen Tamar.

The number of women in the Constituent Assembly of Georgia (1918-1921) was quite impressive.

In times of the Soviet Union, many of the bravest dissidents, who fought against the regime, were women.

In the 90s, when Georgia restored its independence, women have significantly contributed to lead out the state from the economic and social collapse.

Precisely, considering our historical experience and the fact that women always have been taking crucial part in building this nation-state, we believe, that we need more women in parliament and as political leaders.