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Domestic violence and violence against women have increased in Azerbaijan

Anti-domestic violence advocates warn of a massive spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Domestic violence and violence against women have increased in Azerbaijan

By Gulnur Kazimova

Anti-domestic violence advocates warn of a massive spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transgender woman turned away from hospital after being stabbed in Baku

The woman, who was stabbed multiple times in her home, was sent away after receiving only basic first aid.

Transgender woman turned away from hospital after being stabbed in Baku

The woman, who was stabbed multiple times in her home, was sent away after receiving only basic first aid.

Georgia’s low domestic violence statistics don’t add up

A third of Georgian men believe wife-beating is sometimes justifiable.

Georgia’s low domestic violence statistics don’t add up

By openDemocracy

A third of Georgian men believe wife-beating is sometimes justifiable.

Analysis | Teachers can be pushed to report domestic violence — but the authorities must respond

Teachers can be encouraged to report suspected domestic violence, but first the authorities must begin to effectively respond to reports. 

Analysis | Teachers can be pushed to report domestic violence — but the authorities must respond

By Dustin Gilbreath

Teachers can be encouraged to report suspected domestic violence, but first the authorities must begin to effectively respond to reports. 

Georgian Dream nominates just one woman as majoritarian for parliamentary elections

Nino Latsabidze, who will run in the Rustavi-Gardabani District, was the only woman out of 30 candidates.

Georgian Dream nominates just one woman as majoritarian for parliamentary elections

Nino Latsabidze, who will run in the Rustavi-Gardabani District, was the only woman out of 30 candidates.

Women are being forced to give birth ‘alone’ in post-lockdown Armenia

Across Eurasia, women have reported mistreatment that defies World Health Organisation guidelines – and national policies.

Women are being forced to give birth ‘alone’ in post-lockdown Armenia

By openDemocracy

Across Eurasia, women have reported mistreatment that defies World Health Organisation guidelines – and national policies.

Abkhazian HR Commissioner condemns torture, ethnic discrimination, and domestic violence

Human Rights Commissioner Asida Shakryl delivered her office’s scathing 140-page report to Parliament.

Abkhazian HR Commissioner condemns torture, ethnic discrimination, and domestic violence

Human Rights Commissioner Asida Shakryl delivered her office’s scathing 140-page report to Parliament.

Body of young woman exhumed after appeal to Kadyrov

Local residents have claimed the 23-year-old was beaten to death by her husband, a claim dismissed by local state TV.

Body of young woman exhumed after appeal to Kadyrov

Local residents have claimed the 23-year-old was beaten to death by her husband, a claim dismissed by local state TV.

Voice | ‘I left prison with a double stigma — I was a convict and HIV-positive’

Tamuna Gakhokidze, 37, is HIV-positive woman from Tbilisi who speaks about her diagnosis, about stigma, as well as how she discovered her diagnosis and learnt to live with it.

Voice | ‘I left prison with a double stigma — I was a convict and HIV-positive’

Tamuna Gakhokidze, 37, is HIV-positive woman from Tbilisi who speaks about her diagnosis, about stigma, as well as how she discovered her diagnosis and learnt to live with it.

Giving birth in a toilet: New report criticises Georgia’s psychiatric facilities  

The report from Georgia’s Public Defender states that psychiatric facilities across the country do not adequately address women’s reproductive health.   

Giving birth in a toilet: New report criticises Georgia’s psychiatric facilities  

The report from Georgia’s Public Defender states that psychiatric facilities across the country do not adequately address women’s reproductive health.   

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