Lelo member Anna Natsvilishvili made a statement on this matter at a briefing in parliament. The deputies also joined the statement: Khatia Dekanoidze, Anna Buchukuri, Khatuna Samnidze and Tamar Kordzaya.
“We call on male politicians to raise their voice against violence. Of course, the role of parliament in this process is very important, because today we are facing a very important issue – in the 21st century, sexual violence and its worst form – rape in Georgian legislation does not meet the standards set by the civilized world. Despite numerous attempts, the system resists introducing a civilized, fair and correct definition of this crime into the law. We urge the Parliament to take this step immediately,” Anna Natsvilishvili said.