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Special edition of Amarta issued in cooperation with UNFPA

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, July 27
Georgian magazine Amarta and the United Nations Population Fund Georgia have issued a special edition of the magazine. The 2010 summer edition highlights the themes of reproductive health, abortion, reproductive tract cancer prevention, healthy lifestyles, drugs, alcoholism, early marriages, youth, violence against women and male involvement in combating gender-based violence, prostitution, trafficking, demography and ageing.

Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Irina Kacheishvili said that it has shifted the attention of its readers from glamour to reality and the problems in Georgian society. She noted that social problems cannot be treated in isolation. “Amarta is cooperating with UNFPA to remind readers about various unsettled social problems in our country. We do not have the illusion that just one issue of Amarta will solve any of these problems, however we are determined to provide the public with the necessary information to increase their awareness of and dedication to these issues,” Kacheishvili noted.

Tamar Khomazuridze, Assistant Representative of the UNFPA Georgia Country Office, assessed the joint project with Amarta as “important.” “It reflects our common interests and attitude towards social issues, such as women’s health, youth and population development,” she noted. “These are important fields where UNFPA’s and Amarta’s interests and positions interact. Our wish to cooperate was motivated by Amarta’s high professionalism, which is traditionally expressed by insightful and in-depth coverage of critical issues,” Khomasuridze added.