The Government Decrees the Establishment of the Commission on gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Print Version

2017-06-08

At the decision of the Government, the Charter of the Inter-agency Commission on gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence has been approved.

The newly established commission, along with other rights and responsibilities, will serve as the local coordinating body as defined in the so-called Istanbul Convention. In addition, it will develop relevant local action plans, ensuring coordination and monitoring of their implementation. The Charter of the Inter-agency Commission was developed with active participation from various UN agencies.

Lately, a number of steps have been taken to create/strengthen gender equality institutional mechanisms in the executive. Georgia has also ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (so-called Istanbul Convention), article 10 of which obligates signatory states to appoint or establish one or more official bodies responsible for the co-ordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and measures to prevent and combat all forms of violence covered by the convention.