U.S. Embassy and Department of Justice support Georgia’s Annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (December 10 – 17)

U.S. Embassy and Department of Justice support Georgia’s Annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: Photo: State Dept

U.S. Embassy and Department of Justice support Georgia’s Annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (December 10 – 17)

The U.S. Embassy and Department of Justice continue to partner and provide assistance to the Prosecution Service of Georgia in organizing and conducting Georgia’s Annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week which was first launched in November 2017. This year Crime Victim Rights Week is celebrated during December 10-17 and is dedicated to raising awareness about cyberbullying. Throughout the week prosecutors and victim coordinators, along with media and community groups, have engaged in outreach activities, aimed at educating the public and youth on how to combat cyberbullying.  Hundreds of citizens, young and older, participated in the nationwide events including such activities as roundtable discussions, art contests, movie screenings followed by moderated discussions, short film competitions, and a 7 km bike ride to bring attention to combatting cyberbullying.  The goal is to raise awareness about cyberbullying and promote a healthy and violence-free lifestyle for youth.  Victim Rights Week will conclude on December 17 with a short film competition for school students and will take place in the Chief Prosecutor’s Office in Tbilisi.