Preventing and Combating Violence against Women in Georgia (2018-2019)
The project aimed at strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders involved in preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
The Council of Europe focuses on increasing the knowledge of professionals and facilitating exchanges and promising practices in the implementation of European standards, in particular, the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The project contributes to the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019.
The project aimed to:
- Enhance the quality of the judicial response to cases of violence against women and domestic violence in line with the standards of the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention through trainings, peer-to-peer exchanges and expert support to prosecutors and legal professionals.
- Strengthen the knowledge of officials and non-governmental organisations on European standards, notably the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention, related to violence against women and domestic violence through a research study, targeted events/workshops, dissemination of relevant materials and by providing technical expertise.
- Raise awareness on the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention and its standards among relevant stakeholders.
The Chief Prosecutor's Office
The Public Defender's Office
The Supreme Court
The project additionally co-operated with different state institutions, non-governmental organisations and international and donor organisations working in the field of combating violence against women and domestic violence.
The project was implemented by
the Capacity Building and Co-operation Projects Unit at the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division
Sara HAAPALAINEN, Policy Adviser, Project Manager
the Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi
Tea MACHAIDZE, Senior Project Officer
Nino MACHKHANELI, Project Assistant