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The training module for school resource officers is part of a memorandum signed on 4 April 2022 between UN Women and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
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When they interviewed her, the 17-year-old girl was sitting in an armchair, not making eye contact with anyone, recalls Detective Gvantsa Gogava, who investigates domestic violence against juveniles in Georgia.
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UN Women conducted and online meeting to present and discuss an assessment of the domestic violence behaviour correction programmes administered in Georgia vis-à-vis international standards and to learn how similar programmes in EU countries have been operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Femicide remains a significant challenge for Georgia. According to the findings of the monitoring carried out by the Public Defender, problems still persist in connection to this topic, including stereotypical attitudes towards victims, the proper qualification of cases and the designation of such crimes as gender-based.
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Supported by UN Women, the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia held an online conference on 30 June on the prevention and monitoring of femicide.
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On 11 December, the Public Defender of Georgia with UN Women’s support presented the findings of its five-year monitoring of gender-based killings of women - femicides - in Georgia.
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The monitoring and prevention of cases of femicide - gender-related killings of women - is one of the priorities of UN Women.
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The Public Defender’s Office of Georgia (PDO) together with UN Women organized a conference to present the “Femicide Watch Report - Analysis of the Criminal Cases Regarding Gender-related Killings of Women Committed in 2016”.
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The Legal Committee of the Parliament of Georgia has supported a petition by the women’s movement demanding a tougher response to gender-related killings of women (femicides).
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The Public Defender of Georgia (PDO) together with UN Women organized the international conference Femicide Watch - Monitoring Tools and Mechanisms in Tbilisi, Georgia to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed every 25 November.
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The Chief Prosecutor’s Office, in cooperation with the UN Women Country Office in Georgia, organized a conference to present its analysis of domestic crimes and femicides. The trends, achievements and challenges in fighting domestic violence were meticulously discussed.
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The Public Defender of Georgia, Mr. Ucha Nanuashvili, held a press conference together with Ms. Erika Kvapilova, Representative of UN Women in Georgia, in which he announced that his office will assume responsibility for monitoring gender-based killings of women in Georgia.
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The National Probation Agency’s (NPA) Rehabilitation Program Division has developed a “Rehabilitation Programme on Management of Violent Behavior, Gender Based Violence”. The new programme was presented to stakeholders on 21 April at the NPA’s offices.
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Access to services, such as shelters, for victims/survivors of domestic violence is an important part of the comprehensive strategy designed to address the problem of domestic violence. Since 2011, three state shelters have been operating in Georgia. A fourth was opened on 5th April in the Kakheti Region, in the East of Georgia.