Public Survey conducted in 2021: Hate Crime, Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georgia: Attitudes and Awareness

The study demonstrates that knowledge of and  appreciation of diversity in Georgian society has increased between 2018 and 2021. People are more capable of naming a minority group when asked what minority group comes to mind first. The public has significantly more positive attitudes towards diversity in general, ethnic diversity, and religious diversity.

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Bookmarks: A Manual for Combating Hate Speech Online Through Human Rights Education

Bookmarks is a manual for combating hate speech through human rights education. It has been designed to support the No Hate Speech Movement, the Council of Europe’s youth Campaign against hate speech online, and will be useful for educators working to address this problem, both inside and outside the formal education system.

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We CAN! Taking action against hate speech through counter and alternative narratives

This manual presents communicative and educational approaches and tools for youth and other human rights activists to develop their own counter and alternative narratives to hate speech.

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“Why Do I Choose Equality?”


"Together with our different characteristics we create ideas, cultures, beautiful colours, enjoyable sounds, interesting forms. In this diversity, in this equality, we hope for a better tomorrow."

This is the collection of winning essays from a competition organised by the Council of Europe Office in Georgia and the Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport.

Georgian students, aged 15-18 years-old, were invited to write an essay on their thoughts and experience of diversity and equality in Georgia today, and/or equality reflected through Georgian history, literature and culture. The students replied to the question: I choose equality because…?

The awards ceremony was held online, on 1 June 2020 and representatives of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport congratulated winners in their opening remarks. During the ceremony, Georgian poet, Rati Amaghlobeli talked about the importance of equality and diversity in Georgian and worldwide literature.

In total, more than 400 essays from all over Georgia were submitted, and the best 10 essays were selected for publication.

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