On October 4, 2018, a non-governmental organization – Legal Protection Institute in the frame of the EU-funded project “Living without Violence” organized a concluding workshop. The objective of the workshop was to introduce to audience experience gained in the process of project implementation, to discuss the perspectives and report about achieved results.
The project ‘Living without Violence” aimed at supporting the prevention of violence against children and youth. To this end, project activities were carried out in two – awareness raising and legal aid directions:
1. In order to increase awareness among the target population on child abuse and domestic violence issues, informational meetings/trainings were held in 4 communities of Zugdidi municipality – Ganmukhuri, Rukhi, Akhalabastumani and Shamgona (near the border and IDP populated villages). Several transmissions on child abuse issues involving relevant field specialists were organized via radio station “Atinati”.
2. In order to improve the access to existing services for children and youth at-risk or victims of abuse, free legal aid (except court representation) was provided for the beneficiaries and families of Zugdidi Child and Youth Advocacy Center. Legal aid service, in the course of project implementation, was also available for other persons in need.
Project was implementation in the period of May-September 2018.
Legal Protection Institute implemented the project “Living without Violence” in the framework of small grant program of the EU-funded project “Advocacy for Child and Youth Protection", which in Tbilisi, Batumi and Zugdidi is implemented by the Public Health Foundation of Georgia with partner organizations – “Step Forward” and “Tanaziari”. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and Child Helpline International are associate partners of the project.