Georgia

Population size: 

372,038,000 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

Prevalence of domestic violence against women (lifetime): 6%.[2]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research.


Current law and policy:

Georgia commits to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, improve access to justice and services.

The Government of Georgia joins UN Women’s COMMIT To End Violence against Women Initiative and commits to further improve women’s access to justice by signing and ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) at the earliest possible opportunity. 

Georgia intends to maintain and strengthen its efforts to prevent and combat domestic violence by carrying out national awareness–raising campaigns to stop domestic violence, promptly responding to reports on violence coming through specially established hotlines, providing victims with shelter facilities, and ensuring the safety of whistle-blowers, among other measures.

Georgia will actively continue implementing the National Action Plan regarding the 1325 and other relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council on “Women, Peace and Security”, which inter alia, envisages increase of women participation in the security sector decision-making and their further empowerment in this regard.

Public spending - $514,000 - $253,350 shortfall in budget.[3] The Council of Europe is promoting an integrated approach to ending violence against women and achieving gender equality. Тhe project’s total budget is 800 000 Euros and it runs from 1 January 2020 till 31 December 2022. [4]


Frontline Services:

 

Sources


[1] The World Bank, (1).

[2] https://www.genderindex.org/wp-content/uploads/files/datasheets/2019/GE.pdf

[3] https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resour ces/UNICEF%20Georgia%20COVID-

19%20Situation%20Report%20No.15%20-%203%20July%202020.pdf (July 2020)

[4] https://www.coe.int/en/web/tbilisi/promoting-an-integrated-approach-to-end-violence-against-women-and-enhancing-gender-equality-in-georgia


Further Reading


[1] https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2020/02/05/Gambia-SGBV-gender-Jammeh-MeToo