Inter-Agency Commission meeting                        

  • Thursday, 11 November 2021
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On November 11, 2021, the Interagency Human Rights Council held an online meeting of the Inter-Agency Commission of Gender Equality, Violence against Women, and Domestic Violence. The session was attended by representatives of relevant agencies of the central government, and representatives of international and local civil society organizations. The meeting was chaired by Niko Tatulashvili, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights.

Participants shared the key individual achievements and challenges that accompany the process of working against gender equality, women, and domestic violence.

Representatives of the Women's Fund "Sukhumi" Tbilisi office also attended the commission. Ekaterine Gamakharia shared the experience of the Fund "Sukhumi" with the participants during the discussion and, despite the short time, focused on urgent needs. In particular:

  • The need to remove the status of a victim of violence as a precondition for receiving the service. This significantly hinders the timely receipt of services by the victim at the state or local level;
  • Empowering women economically by creating appropriate environments for women’s employment that will help prevent violence against women and domestic violence as well as secondary victimization. The victim will no longer have the opportunity to return to a violent environment. In this regard, it is important to develop child care services, which, for example, will facilitate employment opportunities for single mothers;
  • Introducing early work for potential abusers - Involvement in behavior modification programs at an earlier stage than they do in penitentiary institutions.
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