Toys on sale in shops and in the streets in Georgia contain substances toxic to children’s health. Many sellers do not know where the toys come from, and the authorities have so far failed to regulate them. [Read more…]
‘Women in Georgia very often lack a voice of their own. Their opinions, feelings, dreams, aspirations, and achievements can be conveyed by others, often the men around them. The Women in Georgia project gives a voice to these women, allowing them to tell their own stories — in their own words. The project collected 150 distinct stories from women throughout the country. OC Media brings you a selection of these stories, translated into English and Russian. Below, in her own words, Salome Tsopurashvili. [Read more…]
Citizens of Georgia with biometric passports will be able to travel to countries in Europe’s Schengen Area without visas as of 28 March. [Read more…]
Georgian citizen Kakhaber Kisishvili, 43, was detained twice in March for crossing the de facto border with South Ossetia on 27 March. [Read more…]
Tbilisi City Hall has began a campaign to clear the streets of vendors selling clothes, books, fruits and vegetables, and various other things. They claim that they are a nuisance to pedestrians in the city’s busiest streets. Many of the vendors, however, claim that selling on the street is the only way they can survive. [Read more…]
Foreign allies and international organisation piled on support for Georgia’s sovereignty and said Abkhazia’s ‘so called parliamentary elections’ do not stand up to international scrutiny. These statements are a token of crucial diplomatic support to Georgia. But they also mask the absence of a policy fit to overcome the current impasse.
On 22 March, in Tbilisi, a mother and a daughter standing on the side of the road were hit by a car. The 11-year-old girl died on the spot, while her mother was taken to hospital in critical condition. [Read more…]
A TV host and actor were found guilty of ‘illegally purchasing and holding an especially large amount’ of the recreational psychoactive drug, MDMA, by the Tbilisi City Court on 23 March. [Read more…]