On the 10th of December, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) marked the last day of the “16 Days of Activism campaign” and, at the same time, the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was a revolutionary document that defined the inalienable rights that every person is fundamentally entitled to as a human being.
The EUMM staff showed their support for the campaign by wearing white ribbons, signifying a commitment to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
Overall, the EUMM field offices in Gori, Mtskheta and Zugdidi visited 24 schools, facilitated three
round table discussions on domestic violence, screened films on women empowerment in two settlements for Internally Displaced Persons, organised a drawing competition in 11 schools along the Administrative Boundary Line in the Gori area and a photo exhibition in the Mtskheta historical centre. Outdoor activities included volleyball and football mini-tournaments that lifted local school spirit and energised participants.
The Mission also engaged in an intense online campaign against gender-based violence.
Throughout the campaign, men, women, boys and girls showed strong interest in and support for the initiative to end violence against women and girls.
EUMM staff, together with Head of Mission, Erik Høeg, in support of 16 Days of Activism , holding the campaign banner outside the Mission building in Tbilisi
Field Office Mtskheta Monitors encouraged local residents to wear white ribbons
Field Office Gori staff in Perevi village during the campaign
Field Office Zugdidi organised a gender-balanced football event in Tskhoushi village
EUMM staff posted their slogans in support of the campaign on our FB page