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Sweeping labour reforms go ahead in Georgia despite opposition from business groups

The amendments are widely expected to pass in the third and final reading in the coming weeks.

Sweeping labour reforms go ahead in Georgia despite opposition from business groups

The amendments are widely expected to pass in the third and final reading in the coming weeks.

Voice | ‘They say Georgia is a tolerant and diverse country; these are just words’

Gulgun Mamadli, 22, talks about experiencing xenophobia and hate speech during the pandemic.

Voice | ‘They say Georgia is a tolerant and diverse country; these are just words’

Gulgun Mamadli, 22, talks about experiencing xenophobia and hate speech during the pandemic.

In Pictures | Women’s voices in forestry

The women who live off Georgia’s forests, and the women who tend to them tell their stories.

In Pictures | Women’s voices in forestry

The women who live off Georgia’s forests, and the women who tend to them tell their stories.

Feminist activist expelled from municipal council in Azerbaijan

Vafa Naghi has claimed she was expelled because she was exposing local corruption.

Feminist activist expelled from municipal council in Azerbaijan

Vafa Naghi has claimed she was expelled because she was exposing local corruption.

‘I was too young to become a mum’: Teenage pregnancies in Armenia

In Armenia, social stigma prevents many pregnant teenagers from seeking help and sometimes puts their very lives at risk.

‘I was too young to become a mum’: Teenage pregnancies in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

In Armenia, social stigma prevents many pregnant teenagers from seeking help and sometimes puts their very lives at risk.

Muftiate of Daghestan promises religious ban on female genital mutilation

The local Islamic religious authority condemned the practice and said they would issue a fatwa against it in the near future.

Muftiate of Daghestan promises religious ban on female genital mutilation

The local Islamic religious authority condemned the practice and said they would issue a fatwa against it in the near future.

Domestic violence and violence against women have increased in Azerbaijan

Anti-domestic violence advocates warn of a massive spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Domestic violence and violence against women have increased in Azerbaijan

By Gulnur Kazimova

Anti-domestic violence advocates warn of a massive spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transgender woman turned away from hospital after being stabbed in Baku

The woman, who was stabbed multiple times in her home, was sent away after receiving only basic first aid.

Transgender woman turned away from hospital after being stabbed in Baku

The woman, who was stabbed multiple times in her home, was sent away after receiving only basic first aid.

Georgia’s low domestic violence statistics don’t add up

A third of Georgian men believe wife-beating is sometimes justifiable.

Georgia’s low domestic violence statistics don’t add up

By openDemocracy

A third of Georgian men believe wife-beating is sometimes justifiable.

Analysis | Teachers can be pushed to report domestic violence — but the authorities must respond

Teachers can be encouraged to report suspected domestic violence, but first the authorities must begin to effectively respond to reports. 

Analysis | Teachers can be pushed to report domestic violence — but the authorities must respond

By Dustin Gilbreath

Teachers can be encouraged to report suspected domestic violence, but first the authorities must begin to effectively respond to reports. 

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