Gov’t vows strong awareness campaign, tough measures against domestic violence amid pandemic

Georgia toughened punishment against domestic violence in 2018. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 30 Apr 2020 - 12:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

The government of Georgia says that it will continue an active awareness campaign and fight against domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic, as the coronavirus poses a risk of an increase in domestic violence cases. 

Starting next week information about the domestic violence hotline and state services will be posted at pharmacies around the country.

Thanks to donor organisations the information will be provided on the languages of ethnic minorities.

The major goal of the campaign is to bring the information to those people who may need the state support,” the Georgian government’s  press office said. 

Georgia made the punishment for certain forms of domestic violence more severe in 2018.

The law says that should a restraining order be violated, an individual will face criminal charges.

  • Here you can find information about the hotline and state services against domestic violence.