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High Council of Justice of Georgia

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Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

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National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

USAID/PROLoG Supports the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

17 December 2019 16 Days Campaign

USAID/PROLoG, together with its partners and legal aid grantees, launched “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” to raise awareness on gender-based violence and women’s rights in Georgia. The campaign runs every year from November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day. A series of relevant events were organized, including:

Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) public lecture with law students on regulation of sexual harassment: PHR representative discussed the definition and forms of sexual harassment, existing mechanisms and cases, issues related to collection of evidence and statistics of sexual harassment. 

Screening and discussion of the first episode of an American miniseries “Unbelievable”: organized by Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University(HR Chair). Based on a true story, published by ProPublica and the Marshall Project, it tells us about an 18 year-old rape victim and the challenges the victim faces if the criminal justice system doesn’t handle the case  properly. Deputy Director of Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office USAID/Georgia, Ms. Laura B. Berger made opening remarks.

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) training on women's labor rights and gender-based discrimination in the workplace: GTUC held training in Zugdidi for women employed in various occupational sectors on issues related to the national labor law, international labor standards, gender based discrimination, and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Public discussion on child marriage: HR Chair organized a discussion dedicated to child marriage. Speakers included Goga Khatiashvili, Ilia University professor, Lela Akiashvili, Prime Minister's Human Rights and Gender Equality Advisor, Maia Tsiramua, Psychologist and Adam Schmidt, Director of USAID’s Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office.

Presentation - rights of transgender people: HR Chair organized a presentation of a Master’s thesis by Tamar Marmaladze, Ilia University master student, that explores issues of right to private life of transgender people in light of Georgian and European standards, as well as court practice.

Public discussion on what it means to be a victim of sexual violence: During the discussion, a victim of sexual violence talked about her own experience. Panelists also discussed psychological aspects of the crime, the importance of adequate services for victims, as well as standards of a victim-oriented and more sensitive justice system.

GYLA & GTUC public lecture/discussion on discrimination in labor relations: GYLA & GTUC representatives organized a public lecture for students of Gori State Teaching University and other interested participants, followed by questions and an active discussion on discrimination in labor relations. 

Sapari roundtable on gender based violence – signs and regulation: A Sapari representative conducted a roundtable meeting with local social workers in Kutaisi. The activity aimed to disseminate knowledge on gender-based violence and non-sexist research methods in social sciences — how to collect, analyze and interpret sociological information in gender-based violence and domestic violence cases.

Public discussion on women in the military: organized by HR Chair. Speakers included the US military attaché in Georgia, Colonel Stephanie Bagley, and Tamar Karosanidze, Chief of Party for the USAID/ACCESS project, and a former Deputy Defense Minister of Georgia. Panelists discussed challenges facing women in the military field, policies for career development opportunities for women in the security sector and how the state should fulfill its obligations under the UN Women, Peace and Security Resolution. 

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