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11 Cases of Femicide this Year, Ministry Speaks About Improvement

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Friday, November 16
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia says that 11 cases of femicide have been reported in the 10 months of 2018, which is 58 percent decrease compared to the same period of the last year.

The ministry says that the decreased figure is the “merit of the Human Rights Department”, which was created in the ministry this year to address the hate crimes and the offenses motivated by violence.

Interior Ministry reported that none of the women killed this year were murdered by husbands or ex-husbands, while in 2017 there were 10 such cases.

The following are statistics on femicide in Georgia dating back to 2016:

2016- 32 women were murdered. 14 of the women were killed by a family member, while 18 were killed by other individuals.

2017- 26 women were killed, out of which, 14 of the women were murdered by a family member.

2018- 11 women have been killed. Five of them were murdered by a family member [other than their husband].

The ministry says that women are more open to reporting domestic violence to law enforcement.

“The ministry has launched investigations regarding 4,000 cases of violence or family violence this year,” the ministry says.

The Interior Ministry reports that more than 3,000 individuals have been charged for violence.