At the 84th session of the CEDAW Committee the report of the Government of Georgia is being discussed
2023-02-08 17:02:00

At the 84th session of the CEDAW Committee, at the moment, the report of the Government of Georgia is being discussed. The report of Georgia was presented by Niko Tatulashvili, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights Protection. Georgia is represented by the Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Gender Equality Council, Nino Tsilosani, Deputy Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Tamar Barkalaya; Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Aleksandre Darakhvelidze; Other members of the Interagency Human Rights Council and Permanent Parliamentary Gender Equality Council. Ekaterine Skhiladze, the deputy ombudsman from the Office of the Public Defender, presented an oral report at the session. Today's session is attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations defending women's rights, including the director of the WIC, Elene Rusetskaya.

Women's political participation, changes in the law of mandatory quotas without consultation with women's rights defenders, strengthening and improvement of legislation on gender equality, adoption of a more comprehensive law on gender-based and domestic violence, access to justice for vulnerable women, gender statistics, awareness raising on the topic of gender equality and women's rights issues - these are part of questions which the committee members were interested in and asked the representatives of the Government of Georgia. In addition, the committee members had questions about the state's vision of trafficking and other international crimes, including international legislation on surrogacy, which can be used as a tool against child trafficking. There were also questions regarding the adoption of a new action plan against trafficking. The committee was interested in how many trafficking cases were registered and how many court decisions were made and asked for the last 5 years’ statistics to look through it. As part of the fight against trafficking, the committee was also interested in the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. (as part of Georgia). The committee emphasized the necessity of creating services specifically designed for sexually abused children, especially girls.

Also, questions were asked concerning the preventive measures to avoid trafficking, the existing programs to support victims, and the innovative mechanisms for the reintegration of victims into society.

The second part of the session will continue in question-answer mode.

Last News
ECR Group nominates pro-European people of Georgia and Nino Lomjaria, former Public Defender of Georgia, for 2023 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

The ECR Group has nominated the pro-European people of Georgia and Nino Lomjaria, former Public Defender of Georgia, for the 2023 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Learn more 
Taliban order Afghanistan's hair and beauty salons to shut

The Taliban have ordered hair and beauty salons in Afghanistan to shut in the latest restriction faced by women

Learn more 
 2020 Parliamentary Elections and Women’s Political Participation
Learn more 
 Civil movement "You Creator"
Learn more 
 Stay at home! Feel safe! Protect yourself from violence! 
Learn more 
More recent news 
Related News
Empowering young women to be leaders and agents of peace

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on March 7-8, 2023, a working meeting on the topic: "Strengthening young women to make them leaders and ambassadors of peace" was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria, organized by OSCE

Learn more 
Gender equality policy progress at the local level

Organized by the National Association of Local Self-Governments, with the support of the Un Women and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, a coordination meeting was held. The meeting was aimed at promoting the implementation of the local gender equality policy.

Learn more 
Maintaining and strengthening gender equality level in Georgia: Good practices and lessons learned in 2020-2022

In the Chavchavadze Literary-Memorial Museum, under the supervision of the Women's Information Center, a summary meeting of the project "Mainstreaming and promoting gender equality in the target municipalities"

Learn more