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From where I stand: “Vocational trainings for the survivors of domestic violence are very valuable”

Friday, February 2, 2018

At our company, we decided to offer something of value within the framework of social responsibility. More specifically, we wanted to select a direction that would be close to our hearts.

Crisis center for survivors of violence opens in Gori

Friday, January 26, 2018

In cooperation with UN Women and with the financial support of the Government of Sweden, the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of Victims of Human Trafficking (State Fund) opened a third crisis center for survivors of violence against women.

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia launches Human Rights Protection Department to strengthen response to violence against women and domestic violence

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia established the Human Rights Protection Department within its structure and presented it to a wider audience in partnership with UN Women on 23 January 2018.

In the words of Nino Zomaia: “I was the only one who could help the victim”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

For the past two years, Nino Zomaia (name changed to preserve identity of the person) has worked as an operator at the Emergency and Operative Response Center 112, which is a phone number in Georgia that accepts emergency calls from anywhere in the country.

In Georgia, businesses step up to support survivors of domestic violence get a fresh start

Monday, January 8, 2018

Five months ago, when Lika Goguadze returned to work, it was the first time in four years. Goguadze is 37 years old and lives in Tbilisi. After finally divorcing her abusive husband, freedom came with financial stress and emotional scars.

Strengthening judicial response to VAWG/DV cases

Sunday, December 10, 2017

UN Women, in partnership with the High School of Justice of Georgia (HSoJ) and the Council of Europe, organized a two-day training for judges on issues of violence against women and girls and domestic violence (VAWG/DV).

Rehabilitation Program for Perpetrators of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Underway

Friday, December 8, 2017

There is growing evidence that working with male perpetrators - alongside intervention and protection for women - is essential to reducing domestic violence. Moreover, Perpetrator programs are increasingly acknowledged as a key gap in effective service delivery.

Crisis center for victims of violence opens in Kutaisi

Friday, December 8, 2017

In cooperation with UN Women and with the financial support of the Government of Sweden, the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking opened a second crisis center for the victims of violence.

Georgian law enforcement equipped with tool to manage risk assessments of domestic violence cases

Thursday, November 30, 2017

UN Women - in partnership with the US-based NGO Global Rights for Women, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and with the support from the European Union - conducted a workshop on implementing risk assessment methodology in domestic violence cases.

Tbilisi TV Tower illuminated in orange to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Saturday, November 25, 2017

At the initiative of the UN Women Georgia Country Office and with the support of Tbilisi City Hall, the TV Tower of the capital city was lit up in orange.

Campaign against domestic violence launches in Guria

Friday, November 24, 2017

In November 2017, UN Women, in partnership with the local NGO Women’s Information Center, launched a campaign against domestic violence in Georgia’s south-western region of Guria.

UN Women hosts international conference to advance Georgia’s Femicide Watch

Friday, November 24, 2017

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.

National communication action plan on violence against women and domestic violence underway

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UN Women and the European Union in partnership with the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence organized a workshop on drafting the National Communication Action Plan on Ending Violence against Women.

Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia analyzes cases of violence against women and girls

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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.

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

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.

National communication strategy on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence underway

Friday, October 6, 2017

While service provision is critical to effective response on violence against women, the best way to end it in a long-term is to prevent it from happening via addressing its root-causes and transforming attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate such violence.

Inter-agency Commission plans for transformative changes to gender equality policymaking

Saturday, September 23, 2017

UN Women in cooperation with UNDP, UNFPA and the Inter-agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, conducted a workshop for gender focal points from all of the line ministries represented in the Commission.

Georgian Bar Association Training Center takes initiative to empower domestic violence survivors

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Two long-standing partners of UN Women - the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) and the Georgian Women’s Employment Association Amagdari - will join forces to empower domestic violence survivors.

Trainings strengthen lawyers’ capacity to serve victims of domestic violence

Saturday, September 9, 2017

For victims of domestic violence, shelters and crisis centres are vital during a crisis as sources of refuge and assistance. However, it’s equally important that victims have access to justice and legal services to seek child custody, manage divorce and settle property-related disputes.

Public Defender's Office Enhances work on gender equality in the regions of Georgia

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Since November 2016, within the framework of the EU-funded project “Unite to Fight Violence against Women” implemented by UN Women, gender specialists have been working at 4 regional offices of the Public Defender’s Office (PDO).

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