COVID-19 Response Grants

COVID-19 Response Grants

Advocacy Grants

Advocacy Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

News

  • 2021
    12
    Jan

    Training for Labor Inspectorate on Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Labor Relations

    On January 9-10, with the support of USAID/PROLoG, expert Mariam Gaiparashvili and Judge Ketevan Meskhishvili trained Labor Inspectorate representatives on elimination of harassment and sexual harassment in labor relations and standards of litigation in discrimination cases. Giorgi Chkheidze, USAID/PROLoG Chief of Party and Beka Peradze, the Head of Labor Inspection at the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, opened the training.

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  • 2020
    18
    Dec

    Training for NGOs on Litigation of Sexual Harassment Cases

    On December 18, USAID/PROLoG organized an online training on litigation of sexual harassment cases and communication with victims. The training was conducted by Tamas Kadar, Deputy Director (Head of Legal and Policy) at Equinet Europe and Moana Genevay, Equinet Policy Officer for gender equality. Representatives of PROLoG partner Non-governmental organizations--Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC), Sapari, Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC), Partnership for Human Rights (PHR), Women’s Initiative Supporting Group (WISG), Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA)--attended the sessions. 

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  • 2020
    17
    Dec

    Training for PDO on Communication with Victims of Discrimination

    On December 14 and 16, USAID/PROLoG organized online training by psychologist Maia Tsiramua for the staff members of Tbilisi and regional offices of Public Defender’s Office (PDO) on communication skills. Representatives of PDO’s equality department, gender department, department of child’s rights, and department of protection of persons with disabilities attended the first day, and staff members from different regions of Georgia participated in the second day of training, which was designed to improve the skills necessary for effective communication with various vulnerable groups and victims of discrimination.

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  • 2020
    16
    Dec

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Development of Online/Blended Teaching and Learning Guidelines for National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement

    The COVID‐19 global pandemic created significant challenges for higher education systems throughout the world. Schools in Georgia shifted to online modes of education delivery, but there are concerns regarding the quality and evaluation criteria of online/blended teaching and learning (T&L).

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  • 2020
    16
    Dec

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Mediators Association of Georgia to Improve Disciplinary Proceedings

    On December 15, USAID/PROLoG supported an online workshop with Expert James Moliterno for the Mediators Association of Georgia (MAG) to discuss its draft disciplinary procedures.

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  • 2020
    15
    Dec

    State Funded Legal Aid Service (LAS) Makes Step Forward in Ensuring Effective Implementation of Quality Assurance Scheme

    According to the Rule and Criteria on Legal Aid Service Quality Assessment (Lawyer appraisal system) adopted by the Legal Aid Board on July 4, 2020, the quality assurance of legal services provided by the State funded Legal Aid Service (LAS) lawyers is ensured through monitoring of court hearings/trials and beneficiary satisfaction study. The Quality Assurance Department is responsible for this task. LAS asked USAID/PROLoG to support training for its Quality Assurance Unit on effective communication and interviewing skills.

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  • 2020
    15
    Dec

    Online Workshop - Effects of the Pandemic on Contractual Relations

    On December 11, USAID/PROLoG hosted an online workshop for the alumni of Judicial Education and Exchanges program about the effects of the pandemic on contractual relations.  Eleven alumni judges from Georgia participated in the workshop. The topic was selected based on requests from Georgian judges, who were interested in learning about how U.S. courts handle lawsuits and motions arising from the economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 2020
    11
    Dec

    TDI Presentation and Discussion: “Images of Diversity”

    On December 10, in the framework of Human Rights Week, Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI), under the USAID/PROLoG-funded project, “Images of Diversity: Promoting Tolerance and Non-Discrimination in Georgia,” held a presentation and discussion, “Images of Diversity.” Giorgi Chkheidze, USAID/PROLoG Chief of Party, and Ekaterine Skhiladze, Deputy Public Defender, made opening remarks. Guest speakers and the protagonists of the featured mini documentary videos – Hurie Abashidze, Nano Saralishvili, Liaman Mamedova and Soroush Negahdari--took part in an ensuing discussion, moderated by TDI Director Eka Chitanava.

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  • 2020
    11
    Dec

    USAID/PROLoG Supports 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

    USAID/PROLoG, together with its partners and legal aid grantees, joined the worldwide campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” to raise awareness on gender-based violence and women’s rights in Georgia. The campaign runs every year from November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day. A series of events were organized, including the following:

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  • 2020
    11
    Dec

    2020 University Human Rights Week Successfully Finalized

    From December 3-10, with the support of USAID/PROLoG, Free University Tbilisi and ten other Georgian law schools organized the annual University Human Rights Week (HRW) which celebrates December 10, International Human Rights Day, and aims to disseminate knowledge and raise awareness among students and the younger generation.

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