Feminists protest against abortion ban outside Poland’s embassy in Tbilisi

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Society|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Nearly 20 people gathered Friday outside the Polish embassy in Tbilisi to show solidarity with Polish women trying to stop a proposed ban on abortion in their country. The gathering was organized by Independent Group of Feminists […]

Georgian MP: three out of five pregnant women opt for an abortion

By | September 23rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dimitri Khundadze, head of the healthcare committee in the Georgian parliament. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The head of the healthcare committee in the Georgian parliament wants tougher punishment for illegal abortions. In 2012, there were about forty thousand registered legal abortions in Georgia. But committee head Dimitri Khundadze stressed that […]

Georgian government wants tougher sentence for illegal abortion

By | July 30th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia wants tougher punishment for carrying out illegal abortions. Dimitry Khundadze, head of the health care committee in parliament from the government coalition, presented a draft bill on Tuesday which will amendments […]

Georgian health minister promotes adoption

By | January 9th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Health Minister Davit Sergeenko. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There are more than 3 000 applications of couples who want to adopt a child in Georgia, and only 20 children available for being adopted. Health Minister Davit Sergeenko said at press conference on Wednesday that the procedures aren’t difficult but […]

Georgians discuss introducing a ban on abortions

By | May 10th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Patriarch Ilia II. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Patriarch’s Easter epistle has caused a debate about abortion in Georgia. Ilia II in his recent sermon called on the government to introduce a prohibition on abortion, but the government does not yet plan any changes in this field. The […]

Georgia celebrates Orthodox Easter

By | May 5th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and his wife Eka Khvedelidze celebrated Easter in his home region Sachkhere in the middle of the country. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Orthodox Church celebrated Easter May Day 5, as the parish attended traditional prayers at churches around the country and the Patriarch conducted midnight mass at Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi. The liturgy started at 11:00 pm Saturday […]