This working paper examines the challenges posed by domestic violence in Georgia. In
particular, it raises the question whether Georgia is ready for implementing the Istanbul
Convention. The author gives a critical assessment of the state of gender politics in the
country and asks whether women in Georgia are willing at all to assume their rights.
Keywords: violence against women, domestic violence, family, police
Nino Nozadze holds a Master Degree in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies of the University of Graz.
Her master thesis was devoted to the topic „Um-und Durchsetzungsproblematik des
Gewaltschutzgesetzes in Georgien: eine rechtshistorische Darstellung”. After finishing her studies she
joined the Austrian National Committee of UN Women for a six-month internship. Her current
research focuses on a structural violence against women, implementation of international law
prescriptions in the field of gender mainstreaming, migration and women.