“Municipal services of assistance for the victims of domestic violence and prospects for the future” - this topic was discussed during an online round table in cooperation with Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Regional Administration. The representatives of Zugdidi, Tsalenjikha, Martvili, Poti, Khobi, Senaki, Chkhorotsku, Abasha, Mestia local governments took part in it.
- What programs does the local government use to respond to the existing challenges in terms of assistance to victims of domestic violence; what changes are being introduced in the budget of the next year, what is the readiness to strengthen gender policy at the local level - the meeting focused on these issues.
Participants highlighted the challenges caused by the pandemic and shared their experiences.
It was noted how important the support of the Regional Administration is in terms of expanding cooperation between municipalities.
The meeting was facilitated by the monitoring group of the Fund "Sukhumi".