Youth clubs of the Fund “Sukhumi”, traditionally joined the international campaign of “16 active days against gender-based violence”. Informational meetings were held in the village Didi Nedzi (Zugdidi Municipality), Lanchkhuti and Kutaisi. An interesting and relevant topic - “Tolerant Society and Connection with Violence” caused an active discussion among the participants. They talked about many things: about the intolerance of society, the problems of minorities, relations between generations. The young people independently chose topics, presented them in an original way, analyzed and made conclusions.
The international campaign of “16 active days against gender-based violence” was completed. The Fund “Sukhumi” is included in it annually. This year the slogan of the campaign was: “Stop violence in the world of work!”
In frames of the campaign, from November 25 to December 10, more than 100 activities were held with the inclusion of 1500 people in 9 municipalities.
The campaign started with a Facebook action. Then it was followed by: informational meetings with women, local governments, young people, teachers, psychological and legal consultations, sport tournaments, trainings for medical personnel. There were presentations of the Fund "Sukhumi" forum-theater. The informational leaflets and psychological advice to women were printed and distributed.
All activities are posted on the Facebook page of the Fund "Sukhumi".
- Definition of post-traumatic stress syndrome. Identification of the victim and following stages. Systematization of data - discussion of these issues were held during the third, final day of training with representatives of the medical sphere in the Fund "Sukhumi".
Through group exercises participants discussed the barriers of the victim identification process. They talked about the expected risks. After their definition, attention was paid to the security plan and victim assistance.
Doctors believe that such trainings should be carried out in all clinics. It will help to inform the medical staff and effectively assist the victim.
The cycle of training was carried out in frames of the project “Strengthening of medical staff to protect the victims of domestic violence”. At the end of the training, the participants were given the guide “The Role of Medical Staff in Violence Prevention”, published in frames of the project.
The project is implemented with the support of the British Embassy Tbilisi
Fund "Sukhumi" organized a round table in the City Hall of Lanchkhut municipality on the topic: "Violence against women / domestic violence - the work of the referral mechanism: challenges, problems, ways of solution."
The meeting was attended by: representatives of local government, police, NGOs working in this direction, as well as doctors, kindergarten and school teachers, methodologists, psychologist, and women activists.
The participants spoke about referral system, challenges and real ways of solving problems, the role of the Gender Equality Council and local programs for the prevention of violence and assistance to the victim.