National Study on Violence against Children in Georgia
The extent, patterns, factors of violence and type of response needed
In 2007, UNICEF, in collaboration with the Governmental and non-governmental sectors, commissioned the National Study on Violence against Children in Georgia. The main aim of the study was to gain an understanding of the extent and nature of violence experienced by children in Georgia. The publication of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children in 2006 drew attention to the extent of violence against children world wide. The UN Study also encouraged countries to undertake further research and analysis on the magnitude and nature of violence against children, and to use the findings to facilitate the development of country wide plans to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against children. Consequently, a National Study on Violence against Children can be seen as a valuable first step in this process.