The Council of Europe project aims at supporting the efforts of state authorities in preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, protecting the victims and prosecuting the perpetrators of violence as well as advancing gender equality. The Council of Europe focuses on providing the latest information and knowledge about the relevant European standards, in particular-the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (hereinafter the Istanbul Convention).


The project will focus on capacity and knowledge building on the Istanbul Convention and will ensure that an exchange of promising practices is promoted. The project will provide support for analyzing gaps in policies and practices, developing modules / materials and practical tools, such as guidebooks and awareness raising materials, as well as conducting trainings, online courses and a study visit to exchange experiences with other CoE country.

Project main partners and beneficiaries

The project additionally co-operates with different state institutions and non-governmental organisations international and donor organisations working in the field of preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Contact Information

The project is implemented by the Capacity Building and Co-operation Projects Unit at the Council of Europe Gender Equality Division together with the Council of Europe Office in Georgia.

Senior Project Officer: Mariam Jajanidze

Project Assistant: Nino Machkhaneli

Project Objectives
  • Strengthening policy and institutional framework for the effective application of European standards, notably the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards;
  • Reinforcing the capacities of public officials (legal professionals, social workers, etc.) to deal with cases of violence against women and domestic violence;  
  • Raising awareness of the general public and authorities on the prevention of violence against women and domestic violence, including gender equality.

Тhe total budget of the project is 1 110 000 Euros

Project Duration

Project runs from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023

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