Ensuring a fair trial for female victims of violence15 February, 2021
Project Title: Ensuring a fair trial for female victims of violence through monitoring of interrogations during criminal proceedings and advocacy campaign
Project Duration: February 2021 – August 2021
Project Supporter: USAID Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) Activity implemented by the Eeat-West Management Institute
Project Partners: The Public Defender of Georgia, Judiciary Development and Reform Centre (JDRC)
Project Goal: The overall goal of the project is to ensure a fair trial for female victims in a way, which is sensitive to the gender-specific aspects
• To study the environment and infrastructure tailored to the interests of female victims of violence in courts and determine its compliance with international standards for the protection of victims of violence;
• To inspect and analyze whether female victims of violence are interrogated in an environment that avoids their re-victimization and does not impede efficient access to justice for victims;
• To evaluate the effectiveness of the role of the so-called “witness-victim coordinators” during court interrogations.
• To realize an advocacy campaign targeting relevant stakeholders for reducing/eliminating secondary victimization of female victims of violence and ensuring a non-discriminatory and gender-oriented atmosphere during the interrogation process at criminal court hearings.