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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

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

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

HRC Discusses Domestic Violence and Early Marriage with Ethnic Minority Students from Kakheti region

09 March 2018 Students actively involved in a discussion on the rights of ethnic women

On February 27, representatives of Human Rights Center’s Tbilisi and Kakheti offices visited the Keshalo village public school in Iormuganlo community in Sagarejo municipality, Kakheti under the USAID/PROLoG legal aid project “Promote access to justice for women, religious and ethnic minorities in the regions of Georgia.” During the visit, HRC representatives and an invited expert – the head of the Union of Azerbaijani Women in Georgia, Leyla Suleimanova – met with high school students, their teachers and parents, a total of 17 participants.

HRC Project Manager Nino Tlashadze opened the meeting with a presentation of the organization and the project; she also distributed project information booklets that describe the project’s activities and legal aid possibilities for the specific target groups. The HRC representatives also spoke about the problems related to early marriage, women’s property rights, and the cases processed by HRC’s Kakheti office. The invited expert, Leyla Suleymanova, spoke about gender equality, as well as the stereotypes and traditions in the Azerbaijani community that compel Azerbaijani girls to get married and have families at an early age and deprive them of rights in their families. Based on an analysis of the national legislation and religious laws, Ms. Suleymanova explained to the girls that the law and Koran respects and acknowledges the rights of women, and protects them from early marriage and domestic violence.

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