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Are Womenʼs Rights Protected in Georgia? Statistics and Reality

  • Nino Abesadze EMAIL logo , Nino Paresashvili and Rusudan Kinkladze
From the journal Open Economics


Violence against women is relevant both in the world and in Georgia. Therefore, the aim of the work is Statistical analysis of violence against women in Georgia, according to the causes, forms, revealed forms and results of violence. The methods of statistical observation, grouping and analysis were used in the research process. The graphical expression method is widely used. Apart from them, the methods of induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis, and selective observation were also used. Relative indicators of structure, dynamics, and comparison were calculated. Violence against women is a taboo topic for Georgian society and rarely becomes disclosed. Violence against women and girls in Georgia includes sexual abuse, rape, sexual harassment, early marriages, or forced marriage. The cases of violence against women are much more common in residents of Tbilisi, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti. It is relatively low in Adjara, Guria, Samegrelo and Imereti regions. Besides physical violence, there is frequent psychological violence, such as constant control of the wife, threatening, intimidation, etc. Violence indicators are different for age groups and nationalities. The survey is intended for a wide segment. In the future, it is possible to further expand the area by considering sources of financing. The results of this research will help increase public awareness and the need for women’s rights. Since 2009, research about women’s violence in Georgia has not been conducted. Therefore, the statistical data presented here is completely most recent.

JEL Classification: C1


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Received: 2019-09-09
Accepted: 2019-11-25
Published Online: 2019-12-31

© 2019 Nino Abesadze et al., published by De Gruyter

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