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Why Georgian Women Need Rights Instead of Flowers

Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th. In Georgia, many women receive flowers on this day. Instead, some are asking for protection of their rights.
 
This data highlights the situation of and attitudes toward women in Georgia, based on official statistics and public opinion research:
 
Gender based violence starts in Georgia even before a girl is born:
 
•   While 76% of the population of Georgia say abortions are never justified, people tend to act differently if a girl is expected. As a result of sex selective abortions in 1990-2010, 25,000 girls are estimated to be missing in Georgia.

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Natia Mestvirishvili is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at CRRC-Georgia and a Researcher at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

Why Georgian Women Need Rights Instead of Flowers

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