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Crisis centre opens in Tbilisi

By Tatia Megeneishvili
Friday, September 9
The first crisis centre serving the alleged victims of family violence opened in Tbilisi, which will provide a service to beneficiaries before they gain official victim status.

The centre was opened by Georgia’s Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, David Sergeenko, together with representatives from the United Nations (UN) Women and the Swedish Development Agency.

Sergeenko stressed it was a very important occasion as it made state policy to victims of family violence “perfect.”

“Before the alleged victims of the violence gain official status and relevant state support, they can come here and get a range of services, which includes psychological and medical support, as well as shelter,” Sergeenko said.

The centre could serve 14 beneficiaries, people with certain disabilities among them.

The centre apartment was renovated through the finances of the State Fund for the Protection and Assistance of (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking, while it was equipped with necessary items by the UN Women.

It is located on Budapest St 28, Vake-Saburtalo district, Tbilisi, hot-line 116 006.