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human rights 2023

The EU is dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights and democratic principles in Georgia, ensuring the protection of all individuals under a just and transparent legal framework. Over the years, the EU has been actively involved in various initiatives aimed at reinforcing the rule of law, advancing judicial independence, and safeguarding fundamental freedoms and rights in Georgia. The EU plays a pivotal role in aiding Georgia’s endeavors to harmonize its laws and practices with European norms.

Furthermore, the EU backs civil society organizations and human rights advocates in Georgia, equipping them with essential resources and platforms to champion human rights causes. It initiates projects to tackle specific challenges such as discrimination, gender equality, and the rights of vulnerable groups, including support for the LGBTI community, and the protection of minority and displaced persons’ interests.

In 2023, the EU Delegation conducted a comprehensive online and offline campaign to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The 24th edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival

The “EU Human Rights in Film Award 2023” was awarded to two exemplary films. The EU Ambassador Pawel Herczynski presented awards to the winners at the Amirani Cinema, marking the fifth consecutive year of this award at the festival.

For the first time, this year’s award celebrated achievements in two distinct categories: documentary and fiction. The documentary award was presented to „Smiling Georgia” directed by Luka Beradze. In the fiction category, „Endless Borders“ by Abbas Amini captivated the jury, comprising esteemed film professionals experts.

EU Ambassador’s Statements

International Day for Tolerance

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Anti-corruption Day

EU-supported Personal Exhibition of Ana Goguadze “Why Europe?”

A photographer, Ana Goguadze invited the visitors to the Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Arts to an extraordinary journey through Europe. Ana’s exhibition features the photo series captured in diverse European cities, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of their residents. This unique exhibition offers the visitors a chance to connect with the individuals from various European countries, who share common values. Today, the exhibition will be open to public. See the photos from the exhibition below.

National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia 2022

UN Women, within the EU-funded project, unveiled the latest findings from the National Study on Violence against Women.

Among women aged 15 to 69 in Georgia, statistics reveal that every second woman has encountered at least one form of violence in her lifetime, and every fourth woman has experienced sexual harassment.

Follow the link for the National Survey on Violence against women in Georgia 2022: https://bit.ly/495blGx