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Sapari Conducts Informational Meetings on Women’s Property Rights in Samegrelo

29 October 2018 Sapari director Babutsa Pataraia talking to the participants

On October 19-20, Union Sapari, under the USAID/PROLoG funded legal aid project “Comprehensive Approach to the Violence against Women and Girls”, met the local women in Tsalenjikha and Zugdidi, Samegrelo region. The meetings were attended by 28 women, 18 in Tsalenjikha and 10 in Zugdidi.  Union Sapari director Babutsa Pataraia opened each of the meetings with a presentation of the project’s goals and activities, and distributed leaflets on women’s property rights to the participants.  Ms. Pataraia talked about women’s rights to property and inheritance, alimony and violence against women. Even though the Constitution guarantees women to have equal access to parent’s property, law regulations do not come in accordance with cultural values, and are not shared by society. Unlike men, women rarely demand their share in inheritance. Ms. Pataraia also spoke about alimony problems in Georgia. Parents have equal responsibilities and duties, but after divorce, fathers often do not fulfill their child support obligations. The participants were actively involved in the discussion; one woman shared her experience about alimony problems. The meeting participants emphasized the importance of raising awareness of the local community on women’s property rights, ownership rights, alimony laws and defense mechanisms.

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