Tbilisi. Women’s Information Center (WIC) express its position following the decision of the occupation regime of Abkhazia about closure of the road, going from Gali to Zugdidi .
''We are deeply concerned about this step, which will cause serious humanitarian problems for the local population. Checkpoints will make studying process even harder for the school children, who will not have direct access to their schools unless they detour. Also arranging so called customs checkpoints on Enguri Bridge will serve as economic pressure for local population. Access to the healthcare services will become harder.
This situation contradicts UN security Council resolution 1325, on Women, Peace and Security. The resolution is about protecting humanitarian rights of women and girls in conflict and post conflict environment, which is blatantly violated at present.
We demand from the government of Georgia carefulness and caution around this issue and to do its best and stop such behavior of the occupation regime. It is important that this subject is raised during Geneva international discussions, planed on March 28-29.
We also call international missions and European Union Monitoring Mission (UNMM) to get involved into the process of solving this problem and to use their all mechanisms for it'', is noted in the statement.
Source: The web-page of the organization is the social page