The EU has started a new cycle with an updated list of priorities on a global scale and on solution of regional problems. The role of six countries of the Eastern Partnership was also revised. The main problems are: widespread corruption, lack of rule of law, poor economic condition, the issues of security and visibility. These and other issues will be discussed at the 11 th Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), the member of which is Alla Gamakharia – the representative of the Fund “Sukhumi”. The forum takes place in Brussels, Belgium on December 4-6.
International campaign of “16 active days against violence towards the women” has begun.
The slogan of the current campaign “Stop violence against women in the world of work!”
The Fund “Sukhumi” has scheduled up to 80 events in the campaign calendar.
Women Support Centers of the Fund “Sukhumi” conducted a series of round tables in 10 municipalities in Western Georgia: Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni, Terjola, Senaki, Poti, Zugdidi, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsalenjikha.
The meetings were dedicated to the international campaign of 16 active days against gender-based violence. The importance of the campaign, the relevance of the problem of violence, existing mechanisms and challenges were discussed. The meetings were held on the background of active discussions, as they were attended by people, ailing to solve the problem: representatives of local government and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, social workers, teachers, youth, and beneficiaries of the centers.
Today the campaign of "16 active days against violence towards the women" have started Therefore, the mobilization meetings that took place in November were dedicated to this campaign. The mobilizers of the Women Support Centers of Senaki, Kutaisi, Khoni, Khurcha / Koki (Zugdidi municipality) and Pakhulani (Tsalenjikha municipality) spoke about the history of the campaign and its importance, as well as about the services existing in concrete municipalities.
Despite the fact that Georgian legislation, international laws and conventions ratified by the state prohibit discrimination, there are still frequent violations of rights and violence against women. The issues that would be advocated were raised at the meetings.