2008-12-11Politically Motivated State Assistance Program for Infants Abolished
According to the resolution of the Georgian Authority issued on December, 2008 State Assistance Program for Infants from poor families has been abolished. Before the presidential elections of November 5, 2008 Mikheil Saakashvili promised to assist such kinds of families with grants of 1,000 GEL at the birth of each child. However, this initiative was canceled on December 5.
2008-09-26IDP Family Seeks Help
2008-07-29No Verdicts of Acquittal Contradicts UN Protected Rights of Children
“Everyone knows that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is concerned about state level policies and legal amendments in the field of juvenile justice among many countries. However, in spite of the body of knowledge of such rights and supporting legislation at the international level, there are numerous signs indicating that governments violate regularly violate children’s rights. Generally, simple decisions can be rather dangerous, even leading to the new cycle of violence, even if the intention was to make a positive contribution,” says Dainius Puras (the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child) in his recent report.
2008-07-22Who Violates UN Mandated Rights of the Child in Kutaisi?
Several days ago TV Company Rustavi2 released an item in news program where under-age children were being publicly implicated in commercial prostitution. Georgian society became anxious about the revealed fact; mostly they became very angry with the people who brought such fact to public light. The administration of the City Service Department for Child Rights exposed the “shameful episodes” of 13-15-year-old girls. Later, however, they explained their behavior as follows.
2008-07-08Georgian School of the XXI Century Threats Health of Future Generation
“Should not we be grateful to them for having constructed a new school? You could not dream of such a school in your lifetime. It would be excellent…. Now what are you talking about? I wish school construction would soon end as I intend to go to the seaside with the money they will pay to me for having worked on its construction. Shut up, stop complaining; we should be satisfied with the money they pay to us; if we start complaining they will hire other workers,” you can hear such conversations between the workers who are constructing public schools in the villages of Karaleti and Kvakhvreli in Gori district.
2008-07-03Children Drawing Their Dreams
“Peace Now and Adults Stop Playing War
Last week the Human Rights Center and Georgian Centre for Psychological & Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) organized an action in Support of Victims of Torture in Kutaisi. An art contest was held within the framework of the event. IDP children had to paint what they wanted in the city central park.
2008-06-23Eleven-Year-Old Giorgi: “Main point is job but not “Hard Job””
Everybody knows Giorgi in town. He has lots of friends and dreams a lot. He does not want to complain about his problems and avoids speaking with journalist. However, he speaks like an old person about politics, history, his family and his job.Giorgi Gelashvili lives in King Parnavaz Street in Akhaltsikhe with his mother and sister.
2008-06-20Hullabaloo in Taleri Public School
Who breaks the law, teacher or their pupils?!
Everybody can answer this question in the public school of the village of Taleri in Martvili District. However, teachers and pupils are pointing the finger at one another. The school has been famous for serious discontent between its human resources a long time already; pupils have recently become activists. Last week, the controversy between teachers and pupils reached a peak. Consequently, the adults were brought to the police station; and teachers and Board of Trustees are discussing their dismissal.
2008-06-16“I want you to be my mother” – foster child care in Georgia.
You will often hear these words in boarding schools and orphanages these days. The moment you cross the threshold of any of these institutions you see the sad eyes of abandoned children and at that very moment you want to find their mothers and persuade them that their children need them.
2008-06-03Single Mother: “I will do impossible things for their sake.”
They live in the village veterinary clinic and they are afraid that they might be ousted from there at any minute. The only income of the family is a meagre pension. The family lives under the most intolerable of conditions.
“Were can I find justice? Whom can I address?” asks Maia Kipshidze, a single mother of five children and 3 of them are physically disabled. Maia Kipshidze is the inhabitant of village Bulajuri, Adigeni district.
2008-04-24Kindergarten Nurses Petition Georgian President and Ministry of Education
Nurses of kindergartens in the Zugdidi region petitioned the Georgian president, the Minister of Education and Science two years ago. All three requests were related to introduction of amendments to the Georgian Organic Law about Local Government. The Zugdidi branch of the Independent Trade Union of Education and Scientific Activists continues to demand the authority kindergartens to be assigned again to the Georgian Ministry of Education.
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