Roma people

Tbilisi’s ‘gypsy market’ destroyed by fire

By | September 17th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A fire destroyed the ‘gypsy market’ in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Vendors claim the fire was started deliberately. About 2500 square meters was burned. Vendors say they think the fire was started in order to get rid of them and build […]

Few Roma families take part in elections in Georgia

By | November 27th, 2013|Categories: Minorities, News|Tags: |

The lack of formal registration makes it difficult to know the exact number of Romas who live in Georgia. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Meliasanovs, a Roma family of nine, did not participate in the last presidential elections, because they are registered far from where they actually live. However, they don’t believe that the elections would improve their hard social and financial […]

Hard luck if you are a Roma in Tbilisi

By | June 14th, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Walking the streets of Tbilisi, at several spots you will see groups of children dressed in worn-out, brightly colored clothes, with dirty hands and faces, asking you for money. These beggars come from the city’s Roma community. The children you […]