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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.

Two National Action Plans for Supporting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Approved by the Government

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.

Ergeta Village in Western Georgia Hosts Discussion on Ending Violence Against Women

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.

Private company supports women survivors of domestic violence

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.

The Rehabilitation Programme "Violent Behaviour Management" Launched

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.

Georgian rugby players engage Samoan boys in the fight against violence against women

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.

A new life without violence

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.

GBV Perpetrators Rehabilitation Programme Launched in Georgia

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.

We love rugby and condemn violence against women! Georgian rugby players meeting with rural boys

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.

More Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence in Georgia

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.

Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia Analyzes Cases of Violence against Women and Girls

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.

Georgian National Rugby Team Supports He for She at the European Nations Cup Finals

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.

Public Attitudes towards Domestic Violence in Georgia - Trends at a Glance

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?

Official visit to Georgia of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

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.

Interagency Council Finalizes Draft National Action Plan to Combat Violence against Women

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.

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