The trainings on gender equality and women’s empowerment delivered by UN Women in Georgia are based on the WEPs (jointly developed by UN Women and UN Global Compact). One of the first groups to participate in UN Women’s WEPs-based training was the Georgian Microfinance Association, representing 20 microfinance institutions. The training functions as a follow-up to a 2013 study conducted by UN Women in Georgia with some of the Association’s members that analysed the accessibility of financial services for women. Iuri Lebanidze, Executive Director of the Association, explains why they organized the WEPs training for their members: “Gender equality is an important issue all over the world. For our members, it is a priority and we have included reference to the Women’s Empowerment Principles in our Code of Ethics. We see this training as part of our implementation of this Code.”