2008-12-24Dignified Beginning and Dismal End
A resolution of the Government of Georgia dated December 3 stipulated that the governmental program for assisting infants from socially excluded families has been abolished. The program covered those families that were listed in the unified database of socially excluded families and had poverty scores of 100 000 points or less.
2008-11-28Women Oppressed in Adjara Autonomous Republic (AAR)
The Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) has presented findings on gender equality monitoring in Adjara Autonomous Republic. GYLA finds that conditions of faced by women have not improved much in recent years.
2008-07-29Mother of Nine Prefers Food for Children, NOT “Violets” on Mother’s Day
You can see many people every day who stand in long lines in front of chambers of various officials and are asking for some form of assistance. Some want to ask for money so that his/her child can have a medical operation, others need money for the house roof repair, some ask for help for they have no income and therefore they are just hungry. According to Zviad Khmaladze, head of Gori Municipality-Sakrebulo, 80, 000 GEL was spent in the last 6 months of 2008 on socially excluded people. This amount of money was redistributed among a total of 165 citizens.
2008-07-03Books and Jobs Sacrificed to Contraversy
Former employees of the Sighnaghi Library have been protesting in the building of Sighnaghi Municipality Board for ten days. Demonstrators state they were fired from the library under the order of Nugzar Abulashvili, Sighnaghi single mandate candidate of the Georgian Parliament. The reason for their dismissal was the refusal of library personnel to visit families before the parliamentary elections and persuade people to cast their votes for the ruling party.
2008-05-30Amnesty International: Human Rights Report
2008-05-15Single Mother- A Woman without a Patron or a Hereon
“A wife, a cleaner, the breadwinner of the family has to endure insults and nobody even respects you. I often see many families with this kind of situation around me. As a result, I would rather prefer being a single mother,” says Milena Beritashvili who made the transition in life from homelessness to finding minimum wage in order to survive.
2008-03-26Every Fifth Woman Suffers from Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is one of the frequent and increasing problems not only in Georgia but worldwide. Many organizations work toward solving this problem and one of them is the Georgia based non-governmental organizations National Network of Protection from Violence (NNPV).
2008-03-11Demonstration of Employed Women
On March 8 women from Batumi held a demonstration and demanded to introduce amendments to the Labor Code and to protect the rights of the employed people. Representatives of the Trade Union sent a petition to the Georgian President with the above-mentioned demands.
2008-03-10How People from Gori Are Transported to Turkey to Get Jobs
“We were stuck in Istanbul for 24 days. I worked at one place for two or three days without pay. We were nearly ten people in total and we had only one meal a day. The meal was one loaf of bread divided among ten people. The boss would disappear throughout the day. Our passports were taken from us. Nino Gelashvili and one more woman named Lela threatened to tear up our passports if we decided to leave. Finally I called my family in Gori and asked them to send me money to arrive back. Otherwise they would have never seen me again.” These are the words of a distressed twenty-eight-year-old woman named Tamar Dzabakhidze. She is a resident of Gori who became a victim of human trafficking after being seduced by her neighbor and friend Nino Gelashvili.
2008-03-08Moot Service” Probation Bureau?
Imereti Regional Branch of the non-custodial and Probation National Service Department is located in Railway Square # 3 in Kutaisi. There are few people working in the office and the same thing can be notice in other cities. Most don’t know what the Probation Service Department does, not even what it is suppose to do. For all practical purposes it is something that looks good in theory but has not been put into practice.
2008-01-21Human Trafficking Is Still Urgent Problem
Human trafficking in Georgia like all over the world is urgent problem. Although many measures were taken to eradicate the problem during recent years, it is still important to speak about trafficking. Thus, on January 17 the Public Defender’s Office held a meeting to discus the problem.
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