“Information is the most powerful tool for solution of any problem, especially when the problem concerns domestic violence”; “The information we received, is important for everyone. We will disseminate it everywhere so that every woman knows what mechanisms exist in terms of women support”, these were the opinions of the participants of the information meetings held on the initiative of the Women Support Centers of Zugdidi, Vani and Bagdati.

According to the participants, informing process contributes to early identification of cases of violence and timely response to them. As a result of the meetings, specific cases were identified and women who are at risk of violence were redirected to a psychologist.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

 

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Women Fund "Sukhumi" - such a new organization appeared in the Non-Governmental sector at the end of 2021. The old name - Cultural-Humanitarian Fund “Sukhumi” – was left in the past.

The word "success" was mentioned many times at the last meeting of the year.

The overall results and achievements of the organization in 2021 were summarized by the Chairman of the organization - Alla Gamakharia and the Head of Tbilisi Representative Office - Ekaterine Gamakharia, project coordinators, assistants, mobilizers of 10 Women Support Centers.

The past year was difficult, full of challenges, but it was also distinguished by many things:

Successfully completed project in 8 municipalities of Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi.

Numerous activities and successful advocacy campaigns at the municipal and national levels

Publications published in frames of various projects

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Sofia cannot hide her pride with the result she received. The result of the advocacy campaign on the issue: equipping the bus stop construction with “ramps” (she emphasizes this every time she starts talking about civic initiative).

The representatives of Zugdidi City Hall came, studied the area, recorded the data. According to them, the construction will be installed in the first quarter of 2022. It turns out that very quickly, since this is rarely done at the end of the year. And this women initiative group managed this!

Sofia Tolordava does not want to credit herself with all the success. She claims that the whole community was involved - the women started, and when seeing that the process started the men and youth also joined...

Sofia shared her experience with community members, and they were actively involved in collecting signatures, communicating with the local government. She even conducted workshops on practical skills of advocacy.

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The figures tell much

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The psychologist and the lawyer do not talk about the details of the meetings with their beneficiaries. This is as it should be - the information is confidential.
But they prefer to give figures.
According to the figures, in December:
6 group meetings of a psychologist and a lawyer were held with the beneficiaries of Terjola, Senaki, Samtredia, Kobuleti, Chokhatauri and Tsalenjikha Women Support Centers.
The meetings were attended by 88 people from 27 to 68 years old.
5 beneficiaries received psychological therapy.
Psychological work was carried out with 6 beneficiaries of a rehabilitation center.
Work was carried out with 3 crisis families.
25 beneficiaries continue to receive individual psychotherapy online.
The lawyer held 7 online individual consultations and 2 meetings in the office.
The figures tell much ... This is the support to women...

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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The trainings held in the youth centers were followed by additional initiated events: information meetings, film screenings, recording of interviews, videos...

One part of the event was held in early December and was dedicated to the 16-day campaign, while the other part responded to the topics covered during the trainings: early marriage and tolerance. The youth centers of Samtredia, Bagdati, Vani and Tsalenjikha carried out the majority of activities. All works of young people are presented on the Facebook page of the Women Fund "Sukhumi".

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

It was sent to us by a non-governmental organization from Zugdidi. After being physically abused and experiencing fear of death, she called the police and decided to return to her mother in Kutaisi.

35 years old.

Childhood was not easy, dad often came drunk, there were permanent quarrels and scandals... Once day, when returning home drunk, he was hit by a car. She was in the 8 - th grade. At the age of 18, her mother married her by matchmaking in one of the villages of Samegrelo. He was 10 years older.

The first two months of marriage were happy. His parents left (they lived and worked in Russia), They stayed alone, and she thought that it would be even better, but ... jealousy, control, criticism began: “you do not do it well”, “don’t dress like this” , “Why are you going to the neighbors”, “you have a lot of things to do, stay home”, “who brought you by taxi”, “who are you waiting for”...

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Accounting course was completed at the Fund "Sukhumi" Day Rehabilitation Center. The participants of the course passed the theoretical basics of accounting, regulation of accounting in Georgia, organizational legal forms of enterprises, legislation acting in Georgia, accounting methodology.

At the last meeting they were awarded with certificates. As they mentioned, this stage of teaching was important in their lives. The knowledge and experience gained will help each of them to implement future plans.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

Active work of the forum-theater

Forum-theater actively returned to the working process. Performances started in Kutaisi parks and squares. At the same time - new performances are being prepared, interesting videos are being recorded, which will be archived and posted on the social network. The videos of the forum-theater. on our Facebook page, are awaited with special interest by the audience. An important news - volunteers who were involved in the performances appeared.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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Tsalenjikha, Samtredia, Kobuleti, Zugdidi, Senaki - a cycle of trainings was continued in December in the youth centers of these five municipalities - this time on the topic of tolerance and early marriage. There was active discussion and most importantly, trust from the participants, which was noted by the teachers.

The trainings had leaders who started to initiate the events. Teachers, directors, parents were actively involved - 1255 pupils participated in the initiated events.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

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