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UN Women to support strengthening services for domestic violence survivors

Friday, June 9, 2017

UN Women will support the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and the State Fund for the Protection and Assistance of Victims of Human Trafficking, to build capacity for prevention and response to violence against women.

Georgia Ratifies the Istanbul Convention

Friday, May 19, 2017

Today Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia deposited the instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

From where I stand: “Freedom Is Priceless”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Maia Pelishvili, 43, is a neighborhood inspector-investigator at Kvemo Kartli Police Department. Most of her duties are related to domestic violence.

Private businesses supporting survivors of violence

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Representatives of 10 companies from different sectors gathered for a training on violence against women from the perspective of the employer. Participants discussed and shared ideas of what private sector employers can do to support survivors of violence.

UN Women sets up Task Force on Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Friday, April 21, 2017

UN Women held the first meeting of the Task Force on Ending Violence against Women and Girls. A working group recently launched by UN Women and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Public Defender's Office to Monitor Cases of Femicide

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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.

The Social Power of Rugby

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PLAVI, Georgia - A group of young boys laugh and play rugby in a field near their school. Their rugby trainers for the day are three former Georgian national players.

Parliament of Georgia supports ratification of the Istanbul Convention

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In an 85-to-0 vote, the Parliament of Georgia endorsed the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) at its first reading.

Georgian national rugby team supports HeForShe at the rugby Europe championship

Sunday, March 12, 2017

On March 12, at the Tbilisi Dinamo Arena, the national rugby teams of Georgia and Russia have once again expressed their support to the UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality - HeForShe and devoted the match to this campaign.

Life after Violence

Monday, February 20, 2017

It has already been two years since 35-year-old Tamuna’s morning routine changed so significantly. She now gets her children ready for school and then hurries to work herself as an office manager.

Georgia to conduct nation-wide study on violence against women with EU support

Friday, February 17, 2017

Violence against women, including domestic violence, remains one of the most prevalent human rights violations in Georgia. While significant progress has been made in recent years to strengthen the legislation and provide better services for survivors, considerable challenges remain.

Critical acclaim for theatre play challenging attitudes towards women’s rights

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia hosted the eighth annual Duruji Theatre Award ceremony on 27 December 2016. Three of the four principal awards went to Lysistrata, a play devoted to ending violence against women and girls.

EU and UN Women launch a joint action to combat violence against women and girls

Thursday, December 8, 2016

UN Women and the EU Delegation to Georgia launched the joint action “Unite to Fight Violence against Women” – a three-year initiative aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) and domestic violence (DV) in Georgia.

The Government recommits to build a society free from violence for all women and girls

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality (funded by the Government of Sweden) hosted a high-level meeting in Tbilisi on ending violence against women and girls within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism.

Companies come together to support survivors of violence

Monday, November 28, 2016

The private company PMO, in collaboration with UN Women, invited its business clients to a brainstorming meeting to generate ideas of how companies can prevent violence against women and lend a supporting hand to women who are establishing a new life, free from violence.

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

Friday, November 25, 2016

At the initiative of the UN Women Country Office in Georgia and with the support of the Office of Tbilisi’s Mayor, the TV broadcasting Tower in Tbilisi was lit in orange. With this symbolic gesture, Tbilisi joined the global orange the world campaign.

Calling for action while marking 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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.

The national rugby teams of Georgia and Samoa unite to fight 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.

Capacity building of the service providers for domestic violence survivors launched

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.

The First Crisis Center for the Victims of Domestic Violence has been opened in Tbilisi

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.

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