45 legal professionals are ready to combat hate crime

17 June 2021

15 judges, 15 prosecutors and 15 investigators successfully accomplished 3-month intensive HELP online course were awarded certificates. The HELP course on Combatting Hate Crimes helped to advance participants’ skills in effective response to hate crime and hate speech as a rising problem...

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Representatives of the MIA enhance their knowledge on policing on hate crime against LGBTI persons

5-6 June 2021

The Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted training for the middle management of the Ministry on policing on hate crime against LGBTI persons. The participants from the capital and the regions of Georgia attended the course. The activity included a...

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Equality Hackathon to be organised to support diversity and equality

2 June 2021

The aim of the Equality Hackathon is to develop data-driven digital products that visualise information about discriminatory practices and their negative impact on society. Participation in the hackathon is free of charge and open to any interested statistician, graphic designer, web developer,...

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The first Diversity Week held in Georgia

18-21 May 2021

The Council of Europe Equality Ambassadors, together with the American Corner in Batumi, organised the first Diversity Week in Batumi, Georgia. The Diversity Week aimed at raising awareness about the importance of equality and diversity and at promoting tolerance by highlighting the historical...

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Council of Europe continues strengthening capacity of investigators dealing with crimes committed on discriminatory grounds

28-29 April 2021

The Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues series of trainings on prohibition of discrimination, hate speech and crimes committed on discriminatory grounds. Within the series of trainings another eventwas organised for the staff of the Ministry of...

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The first Diversity Week to be organised in Georgia

The Council of Europe Equality Ambassadors together with the American Corner in Batumi will organise the first Diversity Week on 18-21 May in Batumi, Georgia. The Diversity Week aims at raising awareness about the importance of equality and diversity and to promote tolerance by discussing the...

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Intellectual Game for Batumi school students - What? Where? When? on equality and cultural diversity

The I Choose Equality campaign within the initiative of the Council of Europe Ambassador for Equality in Adjara announces the registration of teams to participate in the intellectual game: What? Where? When? The aim of the game is to raise awareness among young people about equality and cultural...

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Art Competition on Equality to mark the World Day for Cultural Diversity

21 May marks the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. On this occasion, the I Choose Equality campaign within the initiative of the Council of Europe Ambassador for Equality in Adjara announces an art competition on equality for young people. If you live in Adjara, you...

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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance Executive Secretary, Johan Friestedt, talked about the challenges identified in the ECRI annual report 2020

8 April 2021 Tbilisi, Georgia

It has been almost a year since the first Human Rights Talks was held online to discuss the human rights challenges created by the pandemic. To mark this date, the Human Rights Talks returned to discuss racism and intolerance challenges in Europe. The online talks welcomed the European Commission...

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Become the winner of the competition "Express Equality"!

“I Choose Equality” campaign announces a competition of slogans in Samtskhe-Javakheti within the framework of the activity “Express Equality”. The competition aims at supporting and promoting equality and diversity by involving young people willing to share their views on the above-mentioned...

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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance Executive Secretary, Johan Friestedt will talk about the challenges identified in the ECRI annual report 2020

17 April 2021

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has recently published its annual report 2020, which highlights four major areas related to racism and intolerance: - Covid-19 deepened inequalities; - LGBTI backlash; - Growing religious...

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Resource Officers of Educational Institutions enhance knowledge on human rights education

29 March 2021

A new online training course on human rights education has been launched. The course is being run by the resource officers, psychologists and social workers who have already received training under the Human Rights Education Learning Programme for resource officers developed by the Council of...

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Presenting first results of the joint methodology on hate crime data collection

18 March 2021

The General Prosecutor’s Office, the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the National Statistics Office of Georgia with the support of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised the presentation of the joint data collection on hate crimes. This data collection is based on...

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Tender to assess the Public Defender’s Office practice with regards data collection

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project ‘Fight against discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech in Georgia’ is launching a tender procedure for the provision of the consultancy service to assess the Public Defender’s Office practice with regards data collection and analysis in the area of...

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Equality Ambassadors planning local initiatives on equality and diversity

25 January – 1 February 2021

The newly appointed Equality Ambassadors of the Council of Europe “I Choose Equality” campaign learnt more about the fight against discrimination and hate speech, activism and human rights-based communication with the help of Council of Europe experts and activists during a one-week online...

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Remembering the victims of the Holocaust

27 January 2021

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated on 27 January. The purpose of this day is to remember the victims of the Holocaust, to reflect on the threat of antisemitism, and to reaffirm the importance of tolerance. In order to mark this date, an online meeting was organised by the...

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Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response available in Georgian

The Council of Europe manual “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response” is now available in Georgian. The manual is designed for police trainers, investigators, managers, to develop essential skills to identify and investigate hate crimes against...

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Discussing anti-discrimination and redress mechanisms

On 14 December, the Council of Europe together with the Public Defender’s Office organised a new online webinar: Human Rights Talks: Equality Matters on the topic of anti-discrimination and redress mechanisms. The audience learnt about available redress mechanisms to protect their rights,...

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Youth activities to raise awareness about equality – reaching hundreds of young people

During November-December twelve small-scale awareness-raising initiatives took place in ten municipalities across regions of Georgia. The aim of these activities was to raise awareness about the importance of tolerance and equality, peaceful coexistence and anti-discrimination through campaigning...

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Raising youth awareness about diversity

In October and November with the support of the Council of Europe online meetings were held with school students in Tbilisi and Batumi to raise awareness about diversity through presentations of videos on prejudices, stereotypes and diversity and through online debates afterwards. These meetings...

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