A workshop with participation of mobilizers of Women Support Centers of 9 municipalities of Western Georgia was held at Fund “Sukhumi”. The meeting summarized the work and defined the plans for future. Mobilizers were familiarized with the recommendations of internal monitoring and developed a strategy, directed to implementation of these recommendations. It was noted that such meetings are important for exchange of information.
Women Support Center these are the branches of the Fund “Sukhumi” in Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni, Terjola, Senaki, Poti, Khurcha / Koki (Zugdidi Municipality), Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, created since 2009. The centers are designed to strengthen women, provide social, psychological, legal assistance to women - victims of violence and to crisis families in a difficult life situation. They promote to the protection of women's rights and ensure their socio-psychological rehabilitation.
Fund “Sukhumi” held the fourth round table on: "Prevention of violence and protection of violence victim".
Local representatives of referral subjects gathered in Kutaisi Sakrebulo. Representatives of law protecting structures and social services were especially active. They shared their experiences with other participants, and drew attention to the preventive mechanisms of violence.
The aim of the round table is the exchange of information between the referral subjects. The Gender Equality Council should take care of improving coordination. The work will be continued in this direction.
The cycle of round tables on: "Prevention of violence and protection of violence victim" continues. This time the meeting was organized in Sakrebulo of Khoni Municipality.
Local representatives of referral subjects talked about how to create a strategy of violence prevention, how to improve cooperation between government agencies and NGOs.
The role of the Gender Equality Council was especially noted, which, through coordination of local referral subjects, will facilitate the exchange of information on facts of violence, preventive mechanisms and various services of victimassistance.
The mobilizers of Senaki, Kutaisi, Khoni, Khurcha / Koki Women Support Centers held mobilization meetings. The main topic was - International Day of Youth and its significance. Before these meetings, the mobilizers met with representatives of local government, studied municipal programs of youth and then talked about these programs. It was noted that young people go abroad to continue their studies or earn money, and do not return, and it negatively affects the demographic and economic situation of the country. The government should take about problem solution.