women’s rights

Tbilisi joins global Women’s March against Trump

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Dodie Kharkheli.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Like many other cities around the world, also Tbilisi held a women’s march on Saturday, following the inauguration of Donald Trump as new US President. The march was aimed at raising awareness about women’s rights and other civil rights issues and started […]

Military lyceum in Georgia starts accepting girls for first time

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Facebook) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Cadets Military Lyceum named after Giorgi Kvinitadze accepted girls for the first time since its establishment in 2010. The opening ceremony of the academic year 2016-2017 was greeted by President Giorgi Margvelashvili […]

Ombudsman highlights remaining challenges on Women’s Day

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Ucha Nanuashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–On the International Women’s Day, Georgia’s Public Defender highlighted problems related to protection of women’s labor rights, supporting women’s participation in decision-making and elimination of violence against women. Ucha Nanuashvili […]

Woman forced out of her job because she took maternity leave

By | April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Medea Kuzanashvili is suing her former employer for forcing her out of her job. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–It is illegal to fire anyone on maternity or paternity leave. It is also illegal to harass someone into quitting their job. But it is not uncommon for a woman to come back to work after a maternity leave, and realise that the employer will do anything […]

Tougher sentences for family violence

By | April 19th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Family violence may become a crime in Georgia. Systematic physical, psychological violence or force by one family member against another, which causes physical, psychological or moral pain or suffering for the victim, will be punished by a fine or […]

Cherchez la femme: look for the woman in Georgian politics

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

It was a long way of looking for the women in Georgian politics. For the last decade, the only explanation for the lack of women in positions of power was: women are not ready themselves, are not showing will, writes Nina Tsihistavi, researcher in gender issues and women’s […]