An active discussion was held during the training on the topic of domestic violence and bullying, which was conducted for the parents of kindergarten children. It was important for the participants to be informed about a fact that the kindergarten was given the responsibility of identifying such facts and responding to them. The main emphasis was placed on the fact that children in a violent environment have damaged psychological condition, and then they are formed either as rapists or as victims. Also, a meeting with the representative of the City Council was held and project activities were discussed. This work took place within the framework of a small project of Kobuleti Women Support Center "Harmonious Environment for Kids".
Women Support Center these are the branches of the Fund “Sukhumi” in Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni, Terjola, Senaki, Poti, Khurcha / Koki (Zugdidi Municipality), Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, created since 2009. The centers are designed to strengthen women, provide social, psychological, legal assistance to women - victims of violence and to crisis families in a difficult life situation. They promote to the protection of women's rights and ensure their socio-psychological rehabilitation.
Women Support Centers continue the active work in direction of informing the population - despite the difficult pandemic situation. The mobilization meetings were held in Kutaisi, Khoni, Tskaltubo, Ozurgeti and most of them - in an online format. The resource of the Fund "Sukhumi" specialists - a lawyer and a psychologist - was actively used. They provided important information to the participants. During the meetings, issues for advocacy were identified.
“We will overcome violence and poverty by deed” is a small project of Terjola Women Support Center. One of the main things in the struggle is informing. Therefore, in November, there were online meetings with a conflict expert and a lawyer of the Fund "Sukhumi". The meetings were attended by teachers, students, parents and they discussed topical issues: reaction to the facts of conflict, regulation of conflict situations, bullying. It was noted that the state should introduce appropriate regulations on the facts of bullying. Attention was paid to the importance of the institution of a psychologist. The participants of the meetings received answers to questions that are of particular interest for them.
Two online workshops were held within the framework of the small project “For a Healthy Generation” of Pakhulani Women's Support Center (Tsalenjikha municipality). The workshop was devoted to the topic of bullying, stereotypes that cause conflicts and often turns into violence. It was said that it is necessary to avoid conflicts and live without violence. During the second workshop, the emphasis was placed on the importance of including parents in the educational process in order to create harmonious triangle: student, parent, teacher. It was noted how important it is for the child to have support from the parent when solving problems, as well as the cooperation of parents with teachers. The meeting with the parents was also attended by their children and it was conducted against the background of active discussion.