A 19-year-old student at Batumi’s Shota Rustaveli State University has accused her lecturer, a member of the City Council, of sexual harassment. Omar Makharadze, who taught Municipal Law, has since been fired from the university and has left the ruling Georgian Dream Party faction on the council. [Read more…]
Georgia’s parliament has adopted a bill outlawing sexual harassment, levelling fines against those found guilty of unsolicited ‘sexual behaviour’. [Read more…]
Georgian weightlifter Tatia Lortkipanidze has announced that she plans to sue the Georgian Weightlifting Federation and its head coach, Temur Janjgava, for sexual harassment and discrimination. [Read more…]
Sexual harassment in public and at work will become an administrative offence in Georgia if a new bill initiated by the Parliament’s Gender Equality Council is passed. [Read more…]
The Public Defender of Georgia has found that Zviad Devdariani, the former head of local non-governmental organisation CiDA, sexually harassed three women. [Read more…]
Two former employees are suing the former chair of Georgia’s Public Registry for sexaul harassment. Papuna Ugrekhelidze resigned on Tuesday after media reports citing similar claims of harassment from another former employee, Eka Meskhidze. [Read more…]
The Chair of the National Agency of Public Registry sexually harassed an employee, according to the Public Defender’s Office. Papuna Ugrekhelidze has been accused of harassing at least two former or current employees of the agency.
Zviad Devdariani, the head of a prominent Georgian non-governmental organisation and an outspoken supporter of women’s rights has resigned, after allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault emerged against him.
Around 150 people gathered on Tbilisi’s Aghmashenebeli Avenue on 19 July, in solidarity with a woman who was threatened with gang rape after criticising a far-right march in the city. Aghmashenebeli was recently host to the ethno-nationalist, male-dominated ‘March of Georgians’.