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PHR Conducts Meeting with Representatives of NGOs and the Private and Public Sector in Kutaisi

11 September 2018 PHR Conducts Meeting about Gender Discrimination in Kutaisi, West Georgia

On September 6, in the framework of the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Unlock Untapped Potential of Georgian Law to Respond to Gender-based Discrimination and Violence,” Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) conducted a seminar for representatives of local NGOs and the private and public sector in Kutaisi, Imereti Region. The seminar was attended by 20 participants from the Legal Aid Service, Akaki Tsereteli State University, the Social Service Agency and local government.

The main topic of the seminar was “gender discrimination – existing challenges and practices.” PHR lawyers Ana Tavkhelidze and Mariam Kevkhishvili talked about gender stereotypes, gender-based violence, protective measures, and existing services for the victims of gender-based violence. Ms. Tavkhelidze talked about the recent amendments to Georgian law based on the Istanbul Convention, such as prohibitions against stalking and sexual harassment. Ms. Kevkhishvili also discussed successful cases litigated by PHR about violence against women, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

The meeting was interactive, and participants talked about the examples of gender inequality at the workplace as well as in everyday life. They noted the lack of information among the local community about gender discrimination and its protective mechanisms. The participants also talked about sexual harassment and noted that women find it difficult to talk openly about these issues.   

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