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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (25 November – 10 December) is an international campaign which was founded in 1991 by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.

November 25 is the International Day to Combat Violence against Women. 10 December is the International Human Rights Day.

The close relation in these dates means that Violence Against Women is a human rights violation.

The main slogan of the campaign is: ”End Violence against Women!”

Georgia has joined the campaign since 20011. On 25 May of 2006 the Parliament adopted the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence, Protection and Assistance to victims of domestic violence. On 12 June 2012 Georgian Criminal Code included the article “N 1126 domestic violence.”

However the problem is still unsolved. The association “Merkuri” in 16 days carry out the following activities.

1st Day : 4th of december

at the fountain(with the flag)

 12:00 to 17:00 :

“Datas Table”

You need some information about domestic violence? You know this kind of situation in your neighbors' family,  friends' home, for yourself? You can find all the datas you need on this table: laws, centers and addresses, protection and help, averages in Georgia...

 “Datas' Boards”

Passing in the street, shopping or meeting friends, just take few minutes to try to answer these questions written on the boards. Will you know all the answers?

 14:00 :         “What about violence' game”

Join us to play with these topic. Several propositions with the same questions:  Is it violent for you or not? And could you do or couldn't you? Let's move and run to your place and according to news ideas, changing place?

 16:00(only if we have a georgian team):“Forum Theater”

 “But, what he is doing with her? It's not normal, I will play an other way!” Come and interrupt our shorts plays about domestic violence to make the story different.

                                  2nd Day: 5th of December

at the entrance of Dadiani Park

 13:00:         

“Silent Demonstration”

 Silent protest against domestic violence, wearing same symbolic scarves. Join us!

 

3rd Day : 6th of December

at Merkuri's Office

  16:00 :“ Kino Night”

 I give you my Eyes(Te Doy mis Ojos), spanish movie in russian (with eng. Subtitles). It's the story of a couple through violence. They really want to get out of this. The man join a men therapy group, the woman get a new job in a museum. She discover a new world of beauty...

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