In frames of Ozurgeti Women Support Center small project, a group was created to identify and respond to violence. In October, a meeting was held with the members of the group. There was also a meeting with teachers of kindergartens in Ozurgeti with the inclusion of a lawyer and psychologist. They received information on how to identify a child who is a victim of violence, and whom to address for the response.
Regular informational meetings of Youth Clubs were held in three more villages: Nigvziani (Lanchkhuti municipality), Orsantia (Zugdidi municipality), Ozurgeti (Ozurgeti municipality). This was: active involvement of participants, expressing different visions, role-playing games, discussions ...
All this contributes to the formation of non-violent, tolerant nature of students. During the feedback, they noted that the free space that is provided to them at the clubs is very important for their development.
On October 10, 11,16 the workshops were held on the reasons of conflicts in schools of the villages Lesa (Lanchkhuti municipality), Ganmukhuri (Zugdidi municipality), Gurianta (Ozurgeti municipality).
After doing specific exercises, the students learned what causes the conflict: distorted information, different values, etc. They were actively involved in the process and as they noted during the feedback, this knowledge will be useful to them in everyday relationships.
Teachers, who attended the meetings said mentioned that the topic is relevant and such meetings are necessary as they contribute to improving the school climate.
“Prevention of Violence and Protection of Violence Victim” - a round table in Ozurgeti was dedicated to this topic.
The meeting aimed at facilitating the coordination of local refereeing mechanisms, and it was attended by the representatives of law enforcement agencies, the Social Service Agency, local government, schools and medical institutions. The participants of the round table exchanged experiences and underlined the need to improve cooperation with each other. The main will be taken by Gender Equality Council – this is a council with great practice. It studies local gender needs, advocates and solves many problems.