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Georgia in U.S. Human Trafficking Report

The Government of Georgia “fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking,” however the country remains the source, transit and destination for sex trafficking and forced labor, according to the U.S. Department of State’s annual report released on June 28. The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which covers …

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Study: Xenophobia in Public Speech on the Rise

Out of 1,926 discriminatory messages expressed in public speech in 2017, some 49% were xenophobic in character, marking a notable increase on 2016, the monitoring report published today by the Media Development Fund (MDF), a Georgian non-governmental media watchdog found. MDF monitors public speech and media statements by political figures, …

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Women’s Solidarity March

Women’s Solidarity March against inequality, violence and oppression was held in Tbilisi on July 19. Women’s rights activists marched along the Aghmashenebeli Avenue, the exact same route the March of the Georgians rally took days ago. The rally comes two days after Tatia Dolidze, Georgia’s youth delegate to the United …

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Labour rights back on activist radar

Over 1,000 workers were killed or injured in occupational accidents in Georgia from 2011–2016, according to data compiled by the Applied Research Company, a consultancy. Almost every month, yet another worker plunges to his death from Tbilisi’s shockingly unprotected highrise construction sites or a story of worker humiliation or exploitation …

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Georgia’s Youths Take to the Streets

In May 2016, Tbilisi’s Kiwi Café — a vegan hangout for city hipsters — was hit by nationalist youths armed with meat sausages. The grotesque spectacle was obvious click-bait in today’s attention seeking social media, but it did highlight a new trend: social and lifestyle issues increasingly trump Georgia’s latent …

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Women affected by Abkhazia’s abortion ban

A year and a half after Abkhazia banned abortion, reportedly to increase the number of births, reports of women’s deaths and pregnancy complications have became more numerous, while the number of babies being born has not increased. Local activists have called on parliament to change the law, which they say …

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Georgia in U.S. Human Trafficking Report

Tier 1 (Green); Tier 2 (Yellow); Tier 2 Watch List (Orange); Tier 4 (Red). Photo: 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Georgia is a source, transit and destination country for sex trafficking and forced labor with the Government of Georgia demonstrating serious and sustained anti-trafficking efforts, according to the U.S. Department of State’s …

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Margvelashvili Meets Azerbaijani Journalist’s Wife

President Giorgi Margvelashvili meets Leyla Mustafayeva, wife of the jailed Azerbaijani journalist, June 27, 2017. Photo: press office of the President President Giorgi Margvelashvili met with the wife of Afgan Mukhtarli, Leyla Mustafayeva, to get acquainted with recent developments over the case of the jailed investigative journalist. Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, …

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Georgia Presents Ratification Instruments for Istanbul Convention

Georgia’s Foreign Minister Mikeil Janelidze, who is visiting Nicosia, Cyprus to attend 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, on May 19 has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe’s Convention (the Istanbul Convention) on preventing and combating violence against women and …

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Activists Mark Anti-Homophobia Day, Church Marches for ‘Family Purity’

A group of approximately 200 gay rights activists and supporters, holding rainbow flags and posters with messages against homophobic violence, gathered outside the Government building in Tbilisi on May 17 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. “Even though number of positive legislative amendments have been passed in …

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