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Keti’s (not her real name) husband began to beat her after they’d been married for about six months. She was 17 years old. “At that age a person is not ready to be married, to undergo the hardship of having ...
Women in vulnerable situations and who are not financially independent are too often neglected by the system and the State at the expense of their sexual and reproductive safety and dignity.With no access to relationships and sexuality education, access to contraception or any other type of support, women like Marita are left behind.
Her story is similar to many women across Georgia whose life choices are limited because they have been denied a full education, and who get married young and are then expected to raise a family.
In Georgia, it is legal for doctors to deny women abortion care based on their personal beliefs. This remains the case in remote regions where there is only one clinic. Ana Iluridze, Head of the Gender Equality Department at the ...
High costs a major barrier, especially for women in vulnerable situations The cost of abortion can be a major challenge for women in Georgia. “Abortion is quite expensive – between 100 (EUR 33) and 500 lari (EUR 163). The average ...
Women in Georgia face many challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health care. For starters, many live in rural communities where job opportunities are limited and poverty is high. Here, access to healthcare is complicated because clinics are few and ...
Georgia, a low-middle income country located at the crossroads between western Asia and eastern Europe, has come a long way since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Back then, violent civil unrest against the authoritarian government caused war ...
Tamar (not her real name) was 30 and a mother of two children when she found out she was facing an unintended pregnancy. She and her husband had endured a miserable marriage and were in the process of splitting up, ...
The many barriers that women in Georgia face in accessing safe care mean many are forced into trying to induce abortion themselves. These attempts are often unsuccessful and can be extremely harmful. Marine Sudadze, community leader and director of IPPF ...
Dina was just 15 years old when she married her husband, and 16 years old when she had her first child. “It was young. Getting married at this age is bad, because you are still a child,” she says, sitting ...