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The EU Monitoring Mission marks 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence


The EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Georgia is proud to have taken part in this global campaign. We believe that the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence makes a real difference; raising awareness, engaging youth and helping to move the dialogue about violence against women and girls into the public domain - all key to preventing violence.

During the campaign, the Mission visited 29 schools along or near the Administrative Boundary Line running interactive activities for youth and engaging in discussions about gender-based violence, gender equality and empowering women and girls.

Art as a form of communication has a unique ability to transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries. The Mission organised a drawing contest on the topic of violence with children in Shida Kartli. This wonderful artwork was then displayed in Gori theatre where four hundred children were brought by EUMM from their communities along the Administrative Boundary Line to the theatre to enjoy a production of Little Red Riding Hood. Children were also brought from Bershueti, Dvani, Ergneti and Kveshi to participate in a football tournament in Gori, held in the spirit of equality, peace and tolerance within communities.

Other activities included discussions with security personnel at both the Military Academy in Gori and the Cadet Lyceum in Kutaisi, a roundtable organised by the Field Offcie Mtskheta and an information sharing meeting on gender-based violence organised by the NGO Imedi in Zugdidi.

As part of the campaign, 200 EUMM Monitors wore white ribbons and engaged in conversation with conflict affected women and men about violence against women and girls, and how the white ribbon symbolises their personal pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.

On the Human Rights Day, let us remember that the rights of women and girls are human rights. The protection of human dignity is at the core of human rights, and violence is an affront to that dignity. As such, let’s fight violence against women and girls not only for sixteen days, but every day!


  Mission HQ

EUMM Georgia MHQ staff joined the White Ribbon campaign. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili showing his support to end violence against women and girls, with EUMM Gender Adviser Stacy Ziebell

The EUMM guests from PACE attach white ribbons to their lapels in support to the White Ribbon campaign

Field Office Mtskheta (FOM)

Field Office Mtskheta enthusiastically joins the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign

Field Office Mtskheta (FOM) monitors campaign to end violence against women and girls in Tserovani school 

Field Office Mtskheta (FOM) monitors held an interactive event with children from Tserovani school

Field office Mtskheta (FOM) monitor Vera Spahiyska puts a white ribbon on a local womans jacket in the village of Ebnisi

Field Office Gori  (FOG)

Field Office Gori (FOG) organised a football tournament in Gori for children living in villages adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL)

This activity took place within the framework of the “16 Days of Activism”. Pupils from Ergneti, Bershueti, Dvani and Kveshi schools gathered on Sunday morning in a good mood, and eager to score some goals

Field Office Gori (FOG) visited Gori Disabled school as part of the 16 Days campaign

Field Office Gori (FOG) organized a Theater event for 400 hundred school children

Field Office Zugdidi (FOZ)

Field Office Zugdidi promotes the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in the Darcheli village school pupils in the Samegrelo-Upper-Svaneti Region

Field Office Zugdidi gives a presentation on the campaign against gender-based violence at the Kutaisi Cadet Lyceum

 Field Office Zugdidi (FOZ) campaigns near the Administrative Boundary Line

Friedrich Katschnig, Field Office Zugdidi Gender Focal Point, and Interpreter Sophie Phetelava invite the cadets to listen to the presentation about the importance of "The 16 Days of Activism"  at the Kutaisi Cadets Lyceum

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