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HRC Organizes Meeting with Beneficiaries of the Georgian Adults Education Center in Kakheti

23 October 2017 HRC lawyers discussing women’s rights

Under the USAID funded EWMI-PROLoG legal aid grant “Promote Access to Justice for Women, Religious and Ethnic minorities in the regions of Georgia” on October 6, representatives of the Human Rights Center Tbilisi and Gurjaani offices met beneficiaries of the Leliani village Adults Education Center in Lagodekhi municipality. The Leliani center is member of the network of the Georgian Adults Education Network (GAEN), which aims to popularize the principles of adult education and raise public awareness about topics such as gender equality, domestic violence and early marriage. The purpose of the field visit was to raise the awareness of the women in Leliani about issues such as early marriage, domestic violence, gender equality, property rights of women, and women’s participation in the decision-making process at the local and regional levels. Fourteen women participated in the meeting.

During the meeting, HRC’s senior lawyers spoke about the legal mechanisms that can assist women to protect themselves from harasser husbands, former husbands or partners. The lawyers also discussed the procedures the women need to follow in cases of divorce to obtain alimony for their underage children. Gurjaani office lawyer Lia Khuroshvili discussed early marriage, which is a common problem in the Georgian and non-Georgian communities in Kakheti.

The meeting participants spoke about the problems they encounter with different state and non-state institutions because of gender. The women also revealed that they did not know that underage marriage can result in criminal liability as a result of the May 2017 amendments to Article 140 of the Criminal Code, which impose criminal liability if a person has intercourse with the person younger than 16.

At the end of the meeting, the HRC representatives handed out booklets with information about the project activities and the services HRC’s lawyers can provide in the Kakheti office. 

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