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EWMI/PROLoG Supports Improvement of Information Flow on Human Rights’ Issues in the Regions

11 December 2017 From left to right:  Nino Zhvania, Executive Director, NCCE; Giorgi Chkheidze, Chief of Party, USAID/PROLoG; Natalia Jaliashvili, Head of the Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of Government of Georgia;  Laura Berger, Acting Director, Democracy

On December 7, in the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, the Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE) organized a presentation on the results of the “Improving Information Flow on Human Rights’ Issues between the Center and the Regions“ project, which is a joint initiative with the Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of the Government of Georgia (the Secretariat).

The project supports the Secretariat to disseminate information in the regions on approaches, strategy and developments in the human rights protection area, with particular emphasis on the Human Rights National Strategy and Action Plan.

Starting in February 2017, the NCCE initiated, organized and conducted 15 informational meetings, discussions, interviews and TV programs in the regions with the participation of representatives of the Secretariat, Parliament and Government, as well as local actors. The discussions addressed issues reflected in the Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan and were tailored to local needs, which were established in advance by the NCCE through a survey of local stakeholders.

As the meeting participants and invited speakers stressed that these meetings served as information exchanges between the regions and the central government, helping central government representatives to capture local views, challenges, experiences and achievements. At the same time, the project activities increased the regional understanding of state reforms promoting the rule of law in general and human rights in particular.

Given the strong interest of the regions towards human rights issues, it was agreed to identify new forms of cooperation and information exchange between the central government and local stakeholders. 

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