Special Reports

MONITORING REPORT ON SERVICE CENTERS (SHELTERS) FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND TRAFFICKING 2020

The present report provides results of monitoring carried out by the Gender Department of the Public Defender's Office in all state shelters and crisis centers operating in Georgia.

In particular, Gender Department of the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia, with the support of the UN Women, carried out monitoring of all state shelters and crisis centers in Georgia for the victims of domestic violence and trafficking in 2019. The monitoring team payed visits to the shelters of Batumi, Kutaisi, Gori and Signagi, as well as the crisis centers of Tbilisi, Gori, Kutaisi, Ozurgeti and Marneuli.

Additionally, the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia monitored all state shelters and crisis centers operating in Georgia in 2020 in order to check the shortcomings identified during the monitoring in 2019 and implementation of the issued recommendations.

Also, along the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was important to obtain information on the extent to which shelters and crisis centers address the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic and what regulations exist in institutions to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect beneficiaries.

The present report reflects the problems identified as a result of the monitoring.

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