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Georgian inspectors trained as trainers on sexual violence cases

Georgian inspectors trained as trainers on sexual violence cases

Ten representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs successfully passed a 4-day training on sexual violence cases.  

“This training of trainers is an important step for continuous training of inspectors, in order to harmonise the administration of justice on sexual violence cases with international human rights standards and with the requirements of Istanbul Convention in particular,” says Iza Kasrelishvili, inspector at the Human Rights Division of the Human Rights Protection and Investigation Quality Monitoring Department.

Participants learnt about key concepts of sexual violence, international and European legal framework, national standards and practices as well as psychological aspects of working with the victims. The training was also aimed at strengthening the training skills of the participants. The trainings were based on the findings of the study “Administration of Justice on Sexual Violence Crimes against Women in Georgia” and the manual for investigators, prosecutors and judges on dealing with the sexual violence crimes, developed by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the national authorities, UN Women and Equality Now (NGO).

The participants showed their satisfaction with the training: "The knowledge gained from the training will help me to effectively implement a victim-centered and context-based approach in practice and improve the quality of investigations in this regard," said Nati Gelovani, Acting Head of the Human Rights and Investigation Quality Monitoring Department.

The activity was organised in the framework of the Council of Europe project “Promoting an Integrated Approach to End Violence against Women and Enhancing Gender Equality in Georgia”.