Published: 7 Jul 2015 | By Eliso Amirejibi and Salome Chagelishvili

Violence against women in Georgia

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In Georgia, one out of every 11 women in a marriage or an intimate relationship has been a victim of physical or sexual violence.

Violence against women (including physical, sexual, psychological, and economic violence) is a breach of women’s fundamental human rights, including the right not to be discriminated against. It is a clear example of gender inequality, and at its worst can also constitute a violation of the right to life. This article examines recent trends in violence against women in Georgia, which has seen a rise in the number of reported incidents of fatal domestic violence and ‘femicide’ (killing of women and girls because of their gender) in 2014.

To read this article by Anti-Violence Network Geogia in full, please use the link below.