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The Lelos take campaign to end violence against women to the rugby pitch

Friday, June 25, 2021

To support ending violence against women, Georgia national rugby team, the Lelos, will wear the UN Women logo on their jerseys when they play current World Champions South Africa team in July.

Sexual offences to be investigated by the specialized investigators

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has launched a process to target sexual offences, which includes a special training program supported by UN Women.

Women’s leadership in responding to COVID-19

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Women in health care are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, although the role and efforts of other women who are effectively involved in pandemic response is also crucial. During the crisis, they have been able to show support to many other women.

UN Resident Coordinator becomes familiar with UN Women initiatives in Samegrelo

Friday, May 21, 2021

UN Resident Coordinator Sabine Machl, who visited Zugdidi Municipality from 19 to 21 May 2021, became familiar with the initiatives implemented by UN Women together with local partners in Samegrelo.

Meeting initiated by UN Women on strengthening perpetrator behaviour correction programmes administered in Georgia

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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.

LGBTQI community facing complex realities and challenges

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Together with representatives of the UN, the Swedish Embassy and the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia, members of LGBTIQ community and human rights organizations attended the meeting, focused on gender-based violence and access to justice, the impact and consequences of the pandemic and related information-sharing.

Specialized prosecutors to work on sexual offences

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia is taking new steps towards prosecutor specialization. In addition to domestic crimes, the specialized prosecutors will now work on crimes against sexual freedom and inviolability.

UN Women launches online video campaign ‘The virus of indifference kills’

Monday, December 21, 2020

41 per cent of the population in Georgia think that domestic violence is a family matter. A new campaign by UN Women challenges the status quo and calls everyone not to stay indifferent to violence against women.

With the EU support, UN Women and UNFPA launch a project against violence against women and domestic violence

Monday, December 7, 2020

With the financial support of the EU, two UN agencies - UN Women in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - launched the project “Ending Violence against Women and Girls in Georgia” (EVAWGG).

Tradition continues: Tbilisi TV tower lit in orange

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, one of the main landmarks of the Georgian capital, the TV tower, was lit up in orange once again.

Georgian private sector to support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

More than 30 representatives of the private sector issued a special statement in support of the campaign on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Public Defender and UN Women hold online conference on femicide prevention and monitoring

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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.

Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. Here are just ten ways you can make a difference, safely and impactfully.

Violence against women in politics becomes a pressing matter for journalists in Georgia

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The role of the media in advocating the empowerment of women and gender equality should not be underestimated. It is also important for journalists to not only show interest towards these topics but also report on them in a gender-sensitive and ethical manner.

Electronic surveillance of high-risk perpetrators launches in Georgia

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Electronic surveillance of high-risk perpetrators has been established in Georgia with the support of UN Women. A special GPS system will allow the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) to permanently control the movement of perpetrators and thereby prevent the reoccurrence of violence.

Femicide prevention and monitoring: Public Defender’s five-year report presented

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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.

Constructive dialogue continues between State Fund and Public Defender’s Office on further improvements to survivors’ support services

Friday, June 5, 2020

UN Women has facilitated an information-sharing meeting between the Public Defender of Georgia and the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking pursuant to the report “Monitoring Results for Services of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Victims”.

Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.

Debate begins about preventing violence against women in politics and elections

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

“Violence against women is an underlying factor for women’s low political participation,” stressed UN Resident Coordinator Sabine Machl at the 4 March meeting dedicated to the prevention of violence against women in politics and elections.

Ana Lomidze: How a twenty-year-old in Georgia became the voice of a community affected by conflict

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ana Lomidze is a young activist in Georgia advocating for the peace, security and livelihood of her conflict-affected village adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Line with Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia. She has already achieved improvements in her village, and believes that everyone can make a change, no matter how young.

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