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December 13, 2022

U.S. Embassy Hosts Seminar on Media Coverage of Violence Against Women

On December 9-11, 2022 the U.S. Embassy INL office hosted a seminar on Media Coverage of Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence for participants from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Health, and Georgian media representatives. Ana Lobzhanidze chief specialist of the Gender Department of the Public Defender’s office of Georgia delivered the training and facilitated discussions on the role of the media in fighting against gender-based violence, regulation of materials containing discriminatory and violent content, and challenges that media and government organizations are facing during information sharing and reporting. The event was held during the UN 16 Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls with Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Sandro Darakhvelidze, Deputy Minister of Health Tamar Barkalaia, and INL Director Sarah Rupert providing opening remarks.