Contest of Artworks Created on Domestic Violence Topic Held within the Scope of the ‘Victims Week’

2017-12-05 10:20:46

A contest of artworks created on domestic violence topic has been held within the scope of the ongoing ‘Victims Week’ organized by the Prosecutor’s Office.
22 works created on the topic of violence by 17 individuals of different ages have been submitted to the contest announced by the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia.
A Special jury composed of Giorgi Gogadze, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Natia Merebashvili, Head of the Division of Prosecutorial Activities Supervision, Michael Grant, Resident Legal Advisor of the US Embassy, Aleksandre Grigalashvili, representative from the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, and Ana Arganashvili, representative of the Partnership for Human Rights, with Irakli Shotadze, Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, as a chair, assessed the artworks presented at the contest exhibition held at Tbilisi Mall
Three best works have been revealed at the contest of the artworks created on domestic violence topic. ‘I Ran from Violence’ by Tea Guntaishvili won the first place, Khatuna Okropiridze’s ‘Raise Your Voice’ took the second, while the third place was awarded to Khatuna Songhulashvili’s ‘Bluebird’. On behalf of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, the artists were awarded with presents, while a nine0year-old participant, Mariam Tsintsadze, who presented her work ‘Do Not Kill, Mother’ at the contest, was awarded with a special prize.
The winner artworks will be used in course of the scheduled preventive actions against domestic crime.
During the event, witness and victim coordinators handed out informational brochures on domestic violence and victim rights, prepared by the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia within the scope of the ‘Victims Week’. Information about victim rights, functions of witness and victim coordinators and their contact details were brochures given in the brochures.
Victims Week, organized by the Prosecution Service of Georgia, was held in the period from November 27, 2017 up to and including December 3, 2017, in connection with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. A number of actions were taken in various regions of Georgia within the scope of the Victims Week, inter alia, informative meetings with school pupils, students and population.