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Georgian government urged to crack down on forced marriages after ‘16-year-old rape victim kidnapped again’

The girl was first kidnapped and raped by man 10 years older than her when she was 14-years-old, human rights groups have said.

Georgian government urged to crack down on forced marriages after ‘16-year-old rape victim kidnapped again’

The girl was first kidnapped and raped by man 10 years older than her when she was 14-years-old, human rights groups have said.

‘If she goes out — her relatives will kill her’

Men who kill their female relatives over ‘immoral behaviour’ are rarely brought to justice.

‘If she goes out — her relatives will kill her’

By Daptar

Men who kill their female relatives over ‘immoral behaviour’ are rarely brought to justice.

Voice from Dedoplistskaro | ‘I dreamed of seeing a child protection hotline and calling it’

Sopio Jeterishvili, 19, talks of growing up with a violent and abusive father, and how she finally escaped.

Voice from Dedoplistskaro | ‘I dreamed of seeing a child protection hotline and calling it’

Sopio Jeterishvili, 19, talks of growing up with a violent and abusive father, and how she finally escaped.

Devdariani labels sexual harassment allegations ‘gossip’ and vows to sue eight women

The former head of Georgian non-governmental organisation CiDA said he would file the case in court on Friday.

Devdariani labels sexual harassment allegations ‘gossip’ and vows to sue eight women

The former head of Georgian non-governmental organisation CiDA said he would file the case in court on Friday.

Footage shows black students attacked in Tbilisi

The footage shows the students being attacked by a group of Georgian men while playing football at a public pitch.

Footage shows black students attacked in Tbilisi

The footage shows the students being attacked by a group of Georgian men while playing football at a public pitch.

Sexual violence in the family: a taboo topic in Armenia

Cultural taboos and shaming of victims means that women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.

Sexual violence in the family: a taboo topic in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

Cultural taboos and shaming of victims means that women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.

Memorial’s Daghestani head attacked in Makhachkala

The head of the Russian rights group’s local office was attacked outside his home and remains in hospital.

Memorial’s Daghestani head attacked in Makhachkala

The head of the Russian rights group’s local office was attacked outside his home and remains in hospital.

Armenian woman ‘forcibly detained and abused’ by Stepanakert Police

Asya Khachatryan accuses officers of cursing at, threatening her, and slapping her in the face, because she smokes and has blue hair.

Armenian woman ‘forcibly detained and abused’ by Stepanakert Police

Asya Khachatryan accuses officers of cursing at, threatening her, and slapping her in the face, because she smokes and has blue hair.

Opinion | Armenia’s female councillors were abused for challenging the patriarchal political system

Gendered violence against female councillors has sparked public resistance against Armenia’s patriarchal ruling regime.

Opinion | Armenia’s female councillors were abused for challenging the patriarchal political system

By Anna Nikoghosyan

Gendered violence against female councillors has sparked public resistance against Armenia’s patriarchal ruling regime.