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Carriers of Change

Gender clichés still strong in Georgia where democratic transformation and economic growth merges with deep-rooted social traditions. The recent UNDP research shows that gender perceptions, which have not changed much over years, place men in a dominant position in many areas of social, economic and more

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Elections and the Media

“Media monitoring helps understand the principles of journalism and the challenges of professional reporting,” says Mariam Ozashvili, a young media monitor at CRRC – Georgia. Mariam holds a degree in journalism from Tbilisi State University and currently keeps an eye on the performance of seven Geor more

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The Voice of Georgia

Michael Jackson, the beloved king of pop, in one of his songs urges to make the world a better place to live in. Wonder what this world looks like?  Is it a world with cleaner air and greener environment? A world without hunger and discrimination? A world which creates equal opportunities for a more

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Business for People

Clean Start Batumi– a port city on Georgia’s Black Sea coast is all about summer break and leisure for many Georgians. But for the city residents, summer is the busiest season. No exception is Tika Vetriakova, 29, who runs a small but rapidly growing company Clean World Adjara and provides professio more

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Day to Day

Nana Tskharozia is a school teacher in Chuburkhinji – a village in Abkhazia, close to the administrative boundary line. This year the Chubukhinji School is greeting children with freshly painted walls, fixed roof and refurbished classrooms “Our school is very old. We did our best to keep the place n more

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Mobile Technology for Safe Communities

anketa#a#non00b#wed1c#7d#pol24ngo2 – sent from the village of Ditsi in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia, this mysterious SMS means that no security incidents have happened in the last week, there was one crossing of the administrative boundary with South Ossetia for celebrating a wedding, the comm more

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Vocational Education Equips Youth for Careers

Last year, 19-year old Nino Narmania learnt that she needed computer skills to do her favourite job—sewing and making clothes. Intrigued and excited by the project, she enrolled in a college-level professional tailoring programme in Poti, a provincial town in western Georgia. Together with 50 other more

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Democracy and the Media

Every Monday, a talk show called "Media Monitor" airs on Georgian public television. The show shares information collected during media monitoring, and invites civil society and media experts to analyse the findings. Current analysis comes amidst the backdrop of upcoming parliamentary elec more

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Rebuilding Lives in Crisis Areas

Nana Shonia is a dentist in a small village at the administrative boundary line with Abkhazia. Nana is the only dentist in the area and her patients come from both sides of the conflict divide. Outdated equipment and expensive medicines made her business increasingly difficult. With assistance from more

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Seeds of Knowledge

Isolda Kitesashvili became a farmer to help her family out of extreme poverty. She used to be a doctor in Kakheti, until the early 1990s when she and her husband both lost their jobs. To survive, she became farmer.  She knew nothing about farming and for several years Isolda was barely able to more