Georgian gov’t joins international campaign against gender-based violence

The Georgian government joins the international campaign annually. Photo: UN Women, 25 Nov 2022 - 13:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian government on Friday said it had joined the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the event marked worldwide since 1991 to raise awareness over the problem. 

In comments on domestic efforts on the issue, the government said it had paid “special attention” to “coordinated and complex approaches” to combating femicide and domestic violence and approved the 2022-2030 national human rights protection strategy this year. 

The strategy provides an unified framework for strengthening the national system of basic human rights and freedoms and institutional democracy in the country. Among other priorities, it includes the topics related to gender equality and the strengthening of women's rights and moves to combat domestic violence”, said the government administration. 

It also noted that a separate, 2022-2024 action plan for the implementation of the United Nations security council resolution on women, peace and security and combating violence against women and domestic violence had also been approved by the government, with an “active engagement” of several state bodies. It added the approval of the plan aimed to “ensure result-oriented outcomes”. 

The Georgian  government joins the international campaign each year, along with 186 other foreign states and more than 5,000 organisations.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicks off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.