“We will overcome violence and poverty by deed” is a small project of Terjola Women Support Center. One of the main things in the struggle is informing. Therefore, in November, there were online meetings with a conflict expert and a lawyer of the Fund "Sukhumi". The meetings were attended by teachers, students, parents and they discussed topical issues: reaction to the facts of conflict, regulation of conflict situations, bullying. It was noted that the state should introduce appropriate regulations on the facts of bullying. Attention was paid to the importance of the institution of a psychologist. The participants of the meetings received answers to questions that are of particular interest for them.
Women Support Center these are the branches of the Fund “Sukhumi” in Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni, Terjola, Senaki, Poti, Khurcha / Koki (Zugdidi Municipality), Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, created since 2009. The centers are designed to strengthen women, provide social, psychological, legal assistance to women - victims of violence and to crisis families in a difficult life situation. They promote to the protection of women's rights and ensure their socio-psychological rehabilitation.
Two online workshops were held within the framework of the small project “For a Healthy Generation” of Pakhulani Women's Support Center (Tsalenjikha municipality). The workshop was devoted to the topic of bullying, stereotypes that cause conflicts and often turns into violence. It was said that it is necessary to avoid conflicts and live without violence. During the second workshop, the emphasis was placed on the importance of including parents in the educational process in order to create harmonious triangle: student, parent, teacher. It was noted how important it is for the child to have support from the parent when solving problems, as well as the cooperation of parents with teachers. The meeting with the parents was also attended by their children and it was conducted against the background of active discussion.
A meeting with the heads of the regional drug treatment center was held within the framework of a small project of Poti Women Support Center. During a conversation about the dangers of drug addiction and alcoholism, it was noted that these problems concern the whole society, they cause health disease and pose a danger of violence. Experts noted that it is necessary to inform society and carry out preventive measures - with the inclusion and coordinated work of experts, psychiatrists, drug addicts, human rights defenders, clergymen, representatives of the government and non-governmental sectors.
Within the framework of the project "Nonviolent Environment for the Future Generation", a training was held for kindergarten parents "Domestic violence, ways and mechanisms of response". The format was online, but the work was quite active.
Interesting dynamics were observed in the activities of youth groups created within the framework of the project "Future without bullying". The activists held meetings with primary school students on the negative impact of bullying. Teachers were also included in the meetings.
Despite the difficult situation due to the pandemic, the project activities of the Senaki Support Center are proceeding as planned.