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Georgian investigators embarked on HELP distance-learning course on violence against women

Tbilisi 17/11/2020
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Georgian investigators embarked on HELP distance-learning course on violence against women

On 17 November 2020, the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia launched the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) online learning course on violence against women and domestic violence for 20 investigators. 

The HELP course offers a detailed and comprehensive curriculum to improve the quality of the state response in violence against women cases. In times of COVID-19 pandemic, he HELP platform offers a unique opportunity to increase capacities of investigators safely by using modern teaching methodologies and technologies.

The online launching event was opened by Nino Tsatsiashvili, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia; Vahagn Muradyan, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe office in Georgia and Sara Haapalainen, Policy Advisor, Gender Equality Division, Council of Europe.

In her opening remarks Nino Tsatsiashvili highlighted that “Combating violence against women and girls is a priority for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. Capacity building of the relevant professionals is an essential prerequisite for carrying out efficient policies towards violence against women and domestic violence.”

In the past years, more than 80 Georgian legal professionals have been trained on violence against women through the HELP course.

The launch of the course was organised in the framework of the project 'Promoting an Integrated Approach to End Violence against Women and Enhancing Gender Equality in Georgia'.

Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia