CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Conference – Support for the Prevention of Violence Against Women in Georgia (April 18)
Q-n about the event
CDA Elizabeth Rood: The United States’ Embassy has number of programs in Georgia that seek to strengthen civil society through empowering women and strengthening women’s voice and involvement. And, one of the ways that we are doing this is through conferences like this, which through a grant from United States’ Embassy has financed a report that has recommendations for how everyone involved in society can help to combat violence against women. Violence against women is a serious problem not only in Georgia but around the world, and experience shows that it requires involvement of police, civil society, social workers, teachers, community leaders, people from all walks of life to make a difference and to create a society in which violence against women is less of a problem. This report that the U.S. Embassy has financed is going to give us a number of recommendations for how all of these different actors in society can help prevent violence against women and we look forward to today’s event, so we will hear more about the recommendations the report makes.