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.
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.
Check the new edition here: https://www.coe.int/fr/web/no-hate-campaign/publications-education
Check the Georgian version here: https://www.coe.int/fr/web/no-hate-campaign/publications-education
Check the Armenian version here: https://rm.coe.int/bookmarks-ar-9-web/1680a52786
Check the Azerbaijani version here: https://rm.coe.int/bookmarks-ar-9-web/1680a52786
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.
"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.
Discrimination, hate crime, and hate speech continue to be issues in Georgia. This is well
exemplified by the widely covered incidents that appear to be motivated by animus towards
minorities in Georgia. Smaller scale, everyday incidents involving discrimination are also important and are known to take place. The study aims to provide an understanding of appreciation and awareness of the following issues:
- Diversity in Georgian society;
- the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups;
- occurrence of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Georgian society and who it affects;
- Georgian legislation against discrimination, hate crime, and hate speech;
- existing redress mechanisms and their effectiveness;
- different actors’ work on the issues.
Compass provides youth leaders, teachers and facilitators of human rights education activities, whether professionals or volunteers, with concrete ideas and practical activities to engage, involve and motivate young people in living, learning and acting for human rights. It promotes a comprehensive perspective on human rights education and sees young people as actors for a culture of universal human rights.
Living among other people, in their families and communities, children become aware from a very early age of questions related to justice, and they search for the meaning of the world. Compasito is a starting point for teachers and trainers who are ready to deal with human rights education with children of 7-13 years.
is a specialised monitoring body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors problems of racism, discrimination on grounds of ethnic origin, citizenship, colour, religion and language, as well as xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance, prepares reports and issues recommendations to member States.
is a convention-based monitoring mechanism, composed of independent experts, entrusted with the task to evaluate the implementation of the Framework Convention by State Parties. Upon examination of all relevant information (State reports, NGOs contributions, other relevant sources, information gather during missions on the spot), the Advisory Committee issues detailed country-specific opinions the conclusions of which are adopted by the Committee of Ministers as Resolutions.
is the European onvention for the protection and promotion of languages used by traditional minorities. ECRML has contributed to the development of minority language legislation, enabling and encouraging the use of regional or minority languages in all domains of public life, from education, media and culture to public administration.