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Tbilisi TV Tower Lit in Orange to Mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Sunday, November 25, 2018

At the initiative of the UN Women Country Office in Georgia and with the support of the Office of Tbilisi Mayor, the TV Broadcasting Tower in Tbilisi was lit in orange.

How technology can be used to combat sexual harassment

Saturday, November 17, 2018

In the framework of the annual developers’ festival DevFest, the Google Developers Group Georgia and UN Women organized a Design Sprint.

UN Women and Public Defender of Georgia hold international conference on femicide

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The monitoring and prevention of cases of femicide - gender-related killings of women - is one of the priorities of UN Women.

UN Women supports cooperation between private and public organizations on the issues of domestic violence

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It has been three years already since UN Women began cooperating with business companies operating in Georgia to promote women’s economic empowerment. This partnership has expanded and now creates new spaces for cooperation.

Ministry of Internal Affairs reports on progress achieved in curbing violence against women and domestic violence

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Human Rights Protection Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with the support of UN Women and the EU, brought together development partners and civil society organizations to report on the progress achieved by the department throughout 2018.

Towards the Rehabilitation Program for Perpetrators of intimate-partner violence

Saturday, September 8, 2018

UN Women in partnership with the European Union has been supporting the Government of Georgia in introducing a rehabilitation programme for perpetrators of intimate partner violence within the penitentiary system.

Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee takes initiative to strengthen legislation protecting women’s rights

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Improvements to the legislation on domestic violence were discussed at a specially convened meeting on 17 and 18 August 2018, organized by the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia with the support of UN Women.

Ministry of Internal Affairs enacts important policy shift in the fight against domestic violence

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In 2018, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia – in cooperation with UN Women and through the financial support of the Government of Sweden and the EU – made milestone changes regarding law enforcement’s response to domestic violence cases.

UN Women convenes the Task Force on Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Thursday, August 9, 2018

UN Women held the third meeting of the Task Force on Ending Violence against Women and Girls.

Georgian Police launch new checklist to assess risks in domestic violence incidents

Friday, July 13, 2018

A new ministerial decree issued by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia on 13 July 2018 introduces a milestone policy shift in police response against domestic violence.

Georgian law enforcement to use risk assessment in management of domestic violence cases

Thursday, June 28, 2018

In 2017, UN Women supported the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the development of a domestic violence risk assessment tool. Enabling police officers to assess risks for lethality and re-abuse.

2016 Femicide Watch report released

Monday, June 18, 2018

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”.

Strengthening the protection of LGBTI rights

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

To strengthen the human rights protection of LGBTI people, UN Women Georgia and the Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group - a local LGBTI organization - are working towards integrating LGBTI issues in relevant legislative acts and training programmes for a variety of professionals.

Women’s rights advocates in Georgia call for tougher response to femicide

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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).

In Georgia 101 specialized prosecutors and investigators focus on domestic violence

Monday, April 30, 2018

As of 1 May 2018, only specialized prosecutors and investigators will handle the cases of domestic violence in Georgia. The Chief Prosecutor’s Office (CPO) has launched this initiative with the support of UN Women.

Government of Georgia approves two 2018-2020 National Action Plans supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Government of Georgia approved the NAP on the Implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; and the NAP on the Measures to be Implemented for Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.

UN Women supports raising students’ awareness on domestic violence

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

UN Women and the European Union support a number of initiatives that aim to raise awareness among the youth on gender equality and domestic violence issues.

In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

One in seven women in Georgia experiences domestic violence, new national study finds

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

According to the new National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia released jointly by UN Women and the National Statistics Office with financial support from the EU, one in seven women reported having experienced domestic violence in their lifetime.

The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence sets framework for action for 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence convened for its routine meeting on February 20, 2018.

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