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Friday, November 25, 2016
On 25 November 2016, Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili and UN Women Country Representative for Georgia Erika Kvapilova organized a joint press conference to mark 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
In front of 27 000 fans at the Mikheil Meskhi stadium the national rugby teams of Georgia and Samoa expressed their support to the United Nations Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
On 16-18 October, 2016 in Borjomi Palace Hotel, training of 23 employees (nurses, social workers, lawyers, nannies, phycologists and the hotline operators) of the domestic violence survivor’s shelters in Sighnaghi; Gori; Batumi and Kutaisi; the shelter for the survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence in Tbilisi as well as those of the newly opened Crisis Center in Tbilisi has been launched.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
State Fund for the Protection and Assistance of the (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking (hereinafter “State Fund”) hosted an opening ceremony of the first state-run crisis center for the victims of domestic violence in Georgia based in the capital, Tbilisi.
Friday, August 12, 2016
The Government of Georgia has approved the National Action Plan on the Implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, and the National Action Plan on the Measures to be Implemented for Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and Protection of Victims/Survivors, both covering the 2016-2017 period.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Ergeta village, home to some 1,200 inhabitants, is located in Georgia’s Samegrelo region. On 6 July 2016, some fifty locals of all ages, including boys and girls in their teens, gathered at the municipality building to meet with UN Women and sportsmen from the Georgia Rugby Union to discuss the problem of violence against women and girls.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
UN Women and the company PMO Business Consulting have joined forces in a joint initiative for women who have left an abusive partner to start a new life, free from violence. The initiative is planned in partnership with the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence and the NGO Amagdari.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The National Probation Agency (NPA) is preparing to launch a perpetrators’ rehabilitation programme entitled “Violent Behaviour Management”. The programme’s beneficiaries are probationers convicted of violent crimes. The programme has been developed by the Rehabilitation Programmes Division of the NPA with the support of UN Women in the framework of the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality (funded by the Government of Sweden). The programme will be implemented across Georgia.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
“Any violence, especially violence against women and girls, is unacceptable. For us, the rugby players, fighting violence is an inherent duty and we hope that you too will join us.” With these words, the veteran rugby player and UN Women Georgia’s Consultant on Sport and Youth Issues, Nodar Andguladze, addressed the students and academic personnel of Avele College in Samoa.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Twenty-nine-year-old Mariam has been living in one of the shelters for domestic violence victims/survivors with her 8-year-old daughter for six months now. She spent five years with her abusive husband. Because Mariam’s mother disapproved of her son-in- law from the beginning, she refused to take her daughter back, leaving Mariam nowhere else to go.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
“To us, violence is unacceptable. This is a value shared and cherished by all rugby players.”This was the key message conveyed by Georgian rugby players to boys and young men (aged 7 to 16 years old) at recent meetings in two rural locations in Georgia – the Tserovani settlementon 20 April and Korboulivillage on 21 April.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
On 22 March 2016, the UN Women Country Office in Georgia, in cooperation with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, organized a conference to present its studies on cases concerning violence against women and girls (VAWG); including domestic violence (DV), femicide, early marriage, etc. The studies were presented tovarious government bodies, international organizations and local NGOs.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
On March 19, in front of 52,000 fans at the Tbilisi Dinamo Arena, the national rugby teams of Georgia and Romania have once again expressed their support to the UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality – He for She and devoted the most important match of the season to this campaign. Traditionally, the rugby players were accompanied to the pitch by little girls wearing He for She branded t-shirts to sing the national anthems before kickoff.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Have public attitudes towards domestic violence (DV) changed in Georgia? How open has the public become to this topic; and what do people do when they fall victim to such violence themselves, or realize that it is taking place?
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Between 15-19 February 2016, Dr. Dubravka Šimonović, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences,visited Georgia. She now leaves development partners, NGOs and the government to await the findings and recommendations of her mission.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
On 18-19 January, 2016, UN Women Country office in Georgia, in cooperation with a technical expert from the UN Women ECA Regional Office,organized a workshop on Results Based Management (RBM) for members of the Interagency Council Implementing Measures to Eliminate Domestic Violence.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
"Speak Out!"is a documentary telling the story of violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia, reflecting the trueaccountsof suffering by many women.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Following the Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre, the Rustaveli Theatre, has now offered its stage for plays on the theme of violence against women. The playwright, Lasha Bughadze, says his adaptation of Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata” (directed by Davit Sakvarelidze), “was inspired by what is happening in Georgia, with regards to domestic violence and violence against women".