Inter-agency Commission drafts National Action Plan to combat violence against women

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Inter-agency Commission on Gender Equality with technical support from UN Women and UNFPA, embarked on drafting the 2018-2020 National Action Plan on the Measures to be Implemented for Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and Protection of Victims/Survivors.

Inter-agency Commission drafts National Action Plan
Inter-agency Commission drafting National Action Plan to combat violence against women; Photo: UN Women

The workshop participants applied results-based management principles to develop the new NAP. The plan takes into account lessons learned from the implementation of the previous phases of the violence against women policy documents as well as key international commitments made by the Government of Georgia concerning the elimination of violence against women and domestic violence. These include commitments to the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention (ratified in 2017), CEDAW and its instruments and, last but not least, UN Sustainable Development Goal 5, of which one of the key targets is to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030.

The draft NAP developed as a result of this workshop will undergo extensive consultations with civil society and other development partners as well as with survivors of violence until its finalization and approval by the Government at the end of 2017.