Violence against children in Georgia
National Survey of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices / Analysis of Child Protection Referral Procedures and Recommendations to the Government
For the last 20 years, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Georgia has been working closely with the
Georgian government and other partners to solve significant problems facing children throughout the country.
The right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence is one of the most important rights of the child.
We present the findings of the UNICEF publication entitled “Violence Against Children in
Georgia”. The publication consists of two independent, yet thematically interrelated studies, which analyze
issues of violence against children (VAC) from different angles. In total, 3,345 persons participated in the field
research as respondents.
The first study, entitled “Violence against Children in Georgia: National Survey on Knowledge, Attitude and
Practices”, focuses on the following issues: a. the levels of knowledge found among adult Georgian population
regarding VAC; b. the attitudes underlying child raising and discipline methods; and the practices of reporting
and reacting to child abuse cases.
The second study, entitled “Violence against Children in Georgia: Analysis of the Child Protection Referral
Procedures and Recommendations to the Government”, analyzes the implementation of Child Protection
Referral Procedures, established in 2010.