This is how everything started…
In the 90s of the past century, the problems related to the change of the social formation in Georgia were aggravated by the wars in the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions. This was followed by rampage of gangs and corruption started to flourish, thus bringing about a total collapse of the country’s economy; plants and factories were closed, and the numbers of socially unprotected and vulnerable people was dramatically increasing. The problems related to the unemployed, the refugees (IDPs), orphans and children deprived of parental care, single mothers, homeless old people and the handicapped got out of control and became unmanageable.
In such a situation, for a large number of people, any kind of moral as well as material assistance was equal to giving them a chance for survival. The feeling of deep gratitude will accompany thousands of people, who were and continue to be the beneficiaries of the aid extended to them by the Association “Georgian Women for Peace and Life”, this organization being instrumental in launching and accomplishing a number of useful and profitable initiatives, highly advantageous for our country…
The Association is functioning by means of humanitarian help extended from the friendly states, as well as through the financial or other type of donations, bestowed by various international organizations or private persons. On May 14, 1992, under the leadership of a group of women working at Ivane Djavakhishvili Tbilisi State University and through the joint efforts of their co-thinkers, the International Organization “Georgian Women for Peace and Life” was founded. Its aims were to contribute to establishing peace in the country and to enhance the democratization processes which were already underway; it was targeting the needs of the mothers and children who were suffering in the conflict zones and aimed to actively participate in the charity movement.
From the moment of its foundation, Mrs. Nanuli Shevardnadze, the First Lady of the nation, became the leader of the organization. In the year 1995 the words “for life” were added to the title, and by the time of the next registration period (1998), it became a legal association and the final title, “Georgian Women for Peace and Life”, was adopted.
Establishment of Moscow
branch of the association