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Opinion | Kashia doesn’t need support, queer people do

After abuse over his rainbow armband, Guram Kashia received an outpouring of support. Now it’s time for queer people to receive the same support.

Opinion | Kashia doesn’t need support, queer people do

By Dato Parulava

After abuse over his rainbow armband, Guram Kashia received an outpouring of support. Now it’s time for queer people to receive the same support.

13/08/2018

Opinion | Labelling Georgia’s far right ‘pro-Russian’ is reductionist and counterproductive

Georgia’s liberals consistently label neo-nationalist forces ‘pro-Russian’ — while ignoring the underlying social and economic roots of the problem.

Opinion | Labelling Georgia’s far right ‘pro-Russian’ is reductionist and counterproductive

By Shota Kincha

Georgia’s liberals consistently label neo-nationalist forces ‘pro-Russian’ — while ignoring the underlying social and economic roots of the problem.

7/08/2018

Opinion | Georgia should shake up its conflict policy, and recognise the Abkhazians and Ossetians as sides

Even after 25 years, it’s clear that none of the parties in the conflicts (not one, but three conflicts) on Georgia’s territory have been able to reach their goals.

Opinion | Georgia should shake up its conflict policy, and recognise the Abkhazians and Ossetians as sides

By Paata Zakareishvili

Even after 25 years, it’s clear that none of the parties in the conflicts (not one, but three conflicts) on Georgia’s territory have been able to reach their goals.

6/07/2018

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

By Philippe Dam

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

15/06/2018

Opinion | Bank reforms touted by Georgia’s Prime Minister–to-be could spell the end of predatory lending

If Mamuka Bakhtadze follows through on his announced reforms they could be the first step in addressing some of the most pressing economic woes.

Opinion | Bank reforms touted by Georgia’s Prime Minister–to-be could spell the end of predatory lending

By Tato Khundadze

If Mamuka Bakhtadze follows through on his announced reforms they could be the first step in addressing some of the most pressing economic woes.

17/05/2018

Opinion | Queer women in the North Caucasus — doubly powerless

Queer women in the North Caucasus are a group who desperately need more visibility.

Opinion | Queer women in the North Caucasus — doubly powerless

By Ekaterina Petrova

Queer women in the North Caucasus are a group who desperately need more visibility.

13/03/2018

Opinion | Armenia’s female councillors were abused for challenging the patriarchal political system

Gendered violence against female councillors has sparked public resistance against Armenia’s patriarchal ruling regime.

Opinion | Armenia’s female councillors were abused for challenging the patriarchal political system

By Anna Nikoghosyan

Gendered violence against female councillors has sparked public resistance against Armenia’s patriarchal ruling regime.

14/02/2018

Opinion | To answer Georgia’s homophobia we need a more united front against hate

Queer rights activism has come a long way in Georgia, but faced with rising homophobia, cooperation within the movement is crucial now more than ever.

Opinion | To answer Georgia’s homophobia we need a more united front against hate

By Natia Gvianishvili

Queer rights activism has come a long way in Georgia, but faced with rising homophobia, cooperation within the movement is crucial now more than ever.

12/01/2018

27/12/2017

Opinion | Georgia’s labour reforms do little to fix the country’s deadly workplaces

Georgia’s workers need laws to force employers to take their safety seriously, and an inspection department with the clout to back them up.

Opinion | Georgia’s labour reforms do little to fix the country’s deadly workplaces

By Raisa Liparteliani

Georgia’s workers need laws to force employers to take their safety seriously, and an inspection department with the clout to back them up.

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