COVID-19 Response Grants

COVID-19 Response Grants

Advocacy Grants

Advocacy Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Training for NGOs on Litigation of Sexual Harassment Cases

18 December 2020 Training for NGOs on Litigation of Sexual Harassment Cases

On December 18, USAID/PROLoG organized an online training on litigation of sexual harassment cases and communication with victims. The training was conducted by Tamas Kadar, Deputy Director (Head of Legal and Policy) at Equinet Europe and Moana Genevay, Equinet Policy Officer for gender equality. Representatives of PROLoG partner Non-governmental organizations--Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC), Sapari, Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC), Partnership for Human Rights (PHR), Women’s Initiative Supporting Group (WISG), Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA)--attended the sessions. 

The experts presented sexual harassment as a societal phenomenon, situating it on a spectrum of gender-based violence, the underlying causes–sexism, stereotypes, and power relations--, as well as international legislative framework of the European Union, Council of Europe, International Labor Organization, and the United Nations. They spoke about strategic litigation, identifying and selecting the right cases, and reviewed topics such as intersectionality, how certain factors increase the risk of sexual harassment, and LGBT persons as victims of sexual harassment. The participants discussed defamation cases; sexual harassment in different environments--employment, education, healthcare and public spaces; evidentiary issues, including gathering information from victims, shifting the burden of proof, the risk of secondary and repeat victimization and other possible sources of evidence; and sanctions in sexual harassment cases.

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