Tbilisi. The Public Defender of Georgia made a statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
‘The 16-day campaign against gender-based violence has been celebrated worldwide since 1991, begining on November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ending on December 10 - International Human Rights Day. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of the challenges and problems facing the country in terms of violence against women’, - The Public Defender said, - ‘Georgia joins the global campaign every year and focuses on establishing zero tolerance for violence against women and girls. The main theme of this year’s 16-day campaign against gender-based violence is sexual harassment. This year has been important in terms of legislative regulation of sexual harassment and development of appropriate practices’.