In order to acquire good practices regarding the Georgian mechanism for monitoring femicide and the model for implementing the Istanbul Convention at the national legislation level, several representatives of key institutions in the Republic of Moldova carried out a study visit to Tbilisi, from April 4th to 6th, 2023. The National Institute of Justice was represented by Olga Marandici, the Head of the International Relations Section.
During the visit, Georgian officials shared their experience with members of the Moldovan delegation regarding the state's response to violence against women, including efficient legislative and institutional tools for eliminating violence against women, awareness-raising measures for domestic violence against women, programs for correcting the behavior of aggressors in penitentiary and probation systems, etc.
Additionally, during their stay in Georgia, the representative of the National Institute of Justice met with Maia Botsvadze, the Deputy Director of the High School of Justice in Georgia, and Nia Baramadze, the principal consultant in the Department of International and Analytical Relations. In 2019, between the National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova and the High School of Justice in Georgia collaboration agreement has been signed At the meeting the representatives of the two institutions discussed topics related to strengthening partnership relations in the area of professional training for legal system professionals in both states and facilitating the exchange of good practices in the field of preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
It should be noted that the study visit took place within the framework of the Council of Europe project "Support for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Republic of Moldova."