Jg. 7 (2015): Nino Nozadze: Domestic Violence against Women and Challenges of the Istanbul Convention in Georgia

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

About the Author

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.

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