The United Nations Family in Georgia offers its condolences to the family of a 14-year-old girl who recently committed suicide and requests a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to her death.

This tragedy suggests an ongoing stigma surrounding rape, sexual violence, exploitation and gender inequality in Georgia, deficiencies in child protection systems, and gaps in psychosocial assessment, the provision of support services and child-friendly justice for children in contact with the law ” According to the official United Nations statement in Georgia.

The United Nations in Georgia is calling for special efforts to improve “whether in relation to sexual violence laws, law enforcement practices, social protection, referral procedures to protect children or child-friendly judicial processes”.

The organization recommends creating an integrated service for children who are victims of sexual violence, offering a child-friendly judicial process as well as psychological and social rehabilitation in one room.

Immediate action is needed to avoid a recurrence of this tragedy and to ensure that the basic human rights of women and girls are fully respected at all times and in all situations and that women and girls have the right knowledge and skills, and are empowered to do so, Making decisions about their present and future, ”the statement said.

The statement also mentions that professionals in the justice system should be tasked with dealing with cases of child and sexual violence.

The 14-year-old girl from Kobuleti Municipality committed suicide on February 9, 2021.

The Interior Ministry reported on February 11 that the girl had been the victim of legal rape.

Although the minor’s family said they reported the crime a few months ago, the offender, identified as NT and born in 1997, was not arrested until after the girl’s death.

NT, knowing the girl’s age, had sexual relations with her in June and December 2020 and promised to marry her.

On February 15, the police arrested the late teenager’s grandfather for domestic violence against her.

Police found that the grandfather had threatened the girl and previously caused her violence before the girl committed suicide.