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Abusers to be monitored electronically in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced that domestic abusers will have to wear electronic monitoring bracelets as a way for keeping them away from their victims. As the pattern of increasing abuse, since the COVID-19 lockdowns have started, is already very noticeable around the world, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is not losing sight of the work it has been doing to tackle domestic violence. The legislative changes that came into force provide for the possibility of carrying out the electronic surveillance of perpetrators of violence in addition to the issuance of a restraining order, given a real…

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Abusers to be monitored electronically in Georgia

6 mins read

The FINANCIAL — The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced that domestic abusers will have to wear electronic monitoring bracelets as a way for keeping them away from their victims. As the pattern of increasing abuse, since the COVID-19 lockdowns have started, is already very noticeable around the world, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is not losing…

The new Code on the Children’s rights comes into force today

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The FINANCIAL — The Code on the Rights of the Child enters into force from September 1. At a special event dedicated to this important occasion, representatives of Parliament and the Diplomatic corps spoke about the importance of the Code on the Rights of the Child and reviewed the work undertaken thus far. The event was…

Georgian and Turkish officials meet to discuss human rights strategy

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The FINANCIAL — Representatives of the Administration of the Government of Georgia met with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey and international experts to discuss issues pertaining to the development, implementation, and reporting of the National Human Rights Strategy and Governmental Action Plan. The meeting was organized by, and held at…

EU launches new project to target organised crime in Eastern Partnership including Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — A new Europol-led project, funded by the European Union, has been launched, focused on strengthening the capacity of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to fight organised crime more effectively. The project will contribute to reducing crime and creating a safer living space for citizens in the region. As part of a larger…

UN and EU launch initiative for gender equality in Eastern Partnership including Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — With support from the European Union, the two UN sister agencies will work with government bodies and civil society partners in six countries, including Georgia, to challenge deeply ingrained gender stereotypes, increase men’s involvement in domestic work and childcare, and engage with potential perpetrators to prevent gender-based violence. The programme aims at achieving real…

U.S. Embassy commends steps of Georgia towards overcoming the violence

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The FINANCIAL — The Parliament of Georgia adopted draft law on “Violence against Women and/or Prevention of Domestic Violence, Protection and Assistance to the Victims of Violence” and other subsequent amendments in the third reading, elaborated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Also, to strengthen gender equality and empower women, the state is implementing a unified and…

Statement of The Interagency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence of the Human Rights Council on recent cases of femicide

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The FINANCIAL — To strengthen gender equality and empower women, the state is implementing a unified and coordinated policy. This policy prioritizes the elimination of all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence and sexual abuse, also seeking to ensure women’s economic empowerment, women’s increased participation in decision-making, including supporting their employment in public service,…