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M., 40 years old: - I felt such great help, hope and respect for the first time. I got acquainted with social services and with my rights, for which you need to fight and achieve justice. I am grateful to everyone for the support, attention, warmth and great success to you in this difficult work.

N., 32 years old: - Here I met warm, professional and caring people, from whom I received advice in all areas, I am very grateful to everyone. I think there should be more organizations like this where the victim can get support.

There were 6 people in the Rehabilitation Center of the Women Fund "Sukhumi" in July - 2 women with children. A comprehensive work was carried out, where the teacher, the social worker, the lawyer and the psychologist were actively involved.  

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

The monitoring group started working on another important issue – assessing the effectiveness of departments for the protection and support of children's rights that exist on the basis of municipalities and identifying current challenges.

At this stage, information about the programs and the existing structure is collected. The monitoring group is in active communication with the departments for the protection and support of children's rights in 10 target municipalities. In-depth interviews are conducted – both with staff and with beneficiaries and experts.

The main focus is on the analysis of the mechanisms of work of these departments, as one of the components of the fight against domestic violence.

 

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

Cutting and sewing courses are being held at the conflict dividing line in the village Pakhulani (Tsalenjikha municipality). The courses teach how to use modern equipment, cut and sew different things - from simple to difficult - select cloths and show creative approach.

According to the participants, it is great to create clothes with your own hands, to bring to life the idea of ​​your image, to create your own unique style and outfit.

They know that they can use the acquired knowledge to start a small business, just as some graduates of Pakhulan or Kutaisi Day Rehabilitation Centers did.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

Everyone likes to receive handmade gifts. Many interesting things are created from polymer clay: necklaces, frames, small sculptures. In the process of their creation, the author receives both pleasure and income. Therefore, interest in this direction of work is growing.

Courses of polymer clay are successfully continuing in the Day Rehabilitation Center of the Women Fund "Sukhumi".  According to the developed schedule, the women learn to do original things step by step. They are already preparing their own compositions. According to them - working with polymer clay brings posi

 

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

In the second half of June, two more women with children were placed at the Rehabilitation Center of the Women Fund "Sukhumi" on the recommendation of one of the Women Support Centers. There were 7 beneficiaries. Lawyer, psychologist, social worker have an important role in the process of rehabilitation. They work in a complex manner. The work of the teacher is of particular importance, who tries to make the days spent in the center interesting for the children.

When children are having fun, mothers feel safe. They are happy and it is felt in their words:

- Many thanks to everyone for the warmth, comfort, delicious food for the smiles of our children, for the strength you give us...

- These days I sleep calmly, my head does not hurt. I receive a lot of positive and useful information. Thanks to everyone who gives this comfort to us...

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

The comprehensive rehabilitation of two victims of domestic violence was conducted at the rehabilitation Center of the Women Fund "Sukhumi". They also had 5 children with them. A social worker, a lawyer and a psychologist actively worked with women and a teacher worked with children.

At the end of rehabilitation, women noted:

K., 34 years old: “I have gained new strength. I fell that I am not alone, I had support and I have to be more confident. I thank our hosts for their kindness and necessary assistance. I've never felt so comfortable".

I., 31 years old: “I came here closed, anxious and hopeless. I got a lot of positive - both mentally and physically. I realized that I should become active, strong, and I still have to work on raising my self-esteem.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

New courses of cutting and sewing have started in Pakhulani (Tsalenjikha municipality). All conditions are created here for women to study this profession well. The teacher Amida Akhalaia is happy to share her knowledge and experience to three students who master the new business with interest and diligence.

According to the villagers, this support give new opportunities to women living on the conflict dividing line.

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

Comprehensive daily psycho-rehabilitation work was held in the rehabilitation center of the Women Fund "Sukhumi". 8 beneficiaries lived here for 10 days - women with children. A social worker, a lawyer and a psychologist actively worked with women and a teacher worked with children.

Briefly about one woman:

L. 35 years old, is a victim of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. She came to the rehabilitation center on the recommendation of a mobilizer from one of the Women Support Centers.

“I came here with a bad mood, heavy emotions, hopelessness and tension. For 10 years I waited for my husband to change for the better, but everything became unbearable until it became scary for her life and for her children - then she called the police. Now I am alone with the children. During my stay in the rehabilitation center, I felt satisfaction, security and positive mood. I leave happy, full of hope and goals. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.”

The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

They were brought from one of the municipalities of Western Georgia, where the Fund "Sukhumi" Women Support Center operates.

I. 37 years old - was the eldest in the family. She helped her father in raising younger brothers and sisters after her mother left the family. Since childhood, she has gone through suffering and trauma. She was married twice. She is a victim of violence. She looks after a niece with disabilities. Her second child has a problem with birth trauma. This is a family living below the poverty line.

A woman with three children stayed in the rehabilitation center of the Women Fund "Sukhumi" for 10 days. During this time, a comprehensive joint daily intensive psycho-rehabilitation was held. A psychologist, a lawyer and a social worker actively worked with the victim. For the first time, a teacher was included in the process. She took care of the children - played with them, conducted various activities.

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