Three people have been injured working on the construction of Georgia’s controversial Panorama Tbilisi project. Video footage from immediately after the accident showed that safety rules were not being followed on the site. [Read more…]
Two men accused of murdering 25-year-old human rights activist Vitali Safarov will remain in custody, Tbilisi City Court has ruled as dozens of people held a peaceful rally outside the court in support of Safarov. [Read more…]
Two transgender women were denied entry into a Tbilisi branch of restaurant chain Machakhela, being told they were ‘unwanted clients’. The women said they were discriminated against because of their gender identity, a claim the restaurant’s management has denied. [Read more…]
Several hundred people took to the streets of Tbilisi on Monday to protest poor labour safety measures after two construction workers were found dead at a construction site. [Read more…]
A USAID-funded study by CRRC-Georgia released on Monday shows that the far right in Georgia is engaged in activities similar to their Russian-supported counterparts in the European Union but speak more negatively about Russia than the West. Whether witting or unwitting, the implications are far-reaching for Georgia.
Over 100 taxi drivers blocked Tbilisi’s central Rustaveli Avenue on Wednesday on foot and in their cars in protest against new taxi regulations introduced by the city hall. [Read more…]
Parents in Georgia will have to opt-in to new sex education classes for their children, the head of parliament’s human rights committee Sopo Kiladze has said.
Two years ago, Tbilisi’s only night bus was introduced to connect the city centre with the airport. Now, it serves as overnight accommodation for the homeless. [Read more…]
Georgia’s social workers are demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze in order to address the ‘systemic changes’ they say are needed to the social services system. Almost all of the country’s social workers began a nationwide strike on Monday, holding simultaneous protests in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, and Telavi. [Read more…]
Georgia’s social workers will begin a strike on Monday after negotiations with the Ministry of Health failed to achieve a resolution to their complaints. Staff from the Social Services Agency are demanding more resources and better working conditions. [Read more…]