Increasing the Risk of Sexual Violence against Children through Denying CSE in Georgia

2 Dec, 2022
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The present document is a critical review of the absence of comprehensive education on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Georgia and the problems resulting from this issue. For the last several years, we have witnessed a growing problem of sexual crimes against children and gender violence but the root causes have not been addressed. Children are left to haphazardly receive information on sexual and reproductive health through informal channels, including social media and their peers. In searching for this information, they face increased risks of cyber sexual violence and grooming. The situation remains grave since the Government cannot find ways to overcome the resistance of anti-rights groups and, consequently, put children in jeopardy of ignorance.

Anna Arganashvili,  Ana Abashidze – on behalf of the Partnership for Human Rights (PHR)