Integration of National Minorities in Georgia

2017-05-10

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Authors: Kristine Margvelashvili, Ana Tsiklauri, Levan Kakhishvili, Diana Bogishvili, Irina Osepashvili (2017)

This publication is a combination of four policy papers and is commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (OSCE-HCNM). The publication is based on research carried out by the professionals of relevant fields and addresses important challenges of the national minorities’ social-political integration in Georgia.

 

 

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Democracy Needs Democrats

2017-05-04

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This publication has been prepared by: Nino Japiashvili, Levan Tsutskiridze, Mariam Chikhladze, Salome Mukhuradze, Ana Giorgadze.

The publication summarizes the work of the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, Eastern European Neighborhood Office for the year 2016. Last year proved to be strategically very important and an intensive year for the organization. The scope of the NIMD EEN’s activities, previously covering the South Caucasus region, has been extended to Ukraine.

Through this publication, reader will be able to get introduced to the NIMD team, its programmatic activities and to those innovative projects that have been implemented for the first time in 2016.

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Ranking of Gender Equality among Political Parties of Georgia

2017-04-26

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In 2014, the first Ranking of Gender Equality among Political Parties was produced by NIMD office in Eastern European Neighborhood. This is the second ranking and it covers the years of 2015-2016.

The gender equality index of political parties produces its assessment of political parties in three dimensions - electoral, institutional and programmatic. Each of these dimensions consists of a set of indicators to which pre-determined weights are assigned and the resulting aggregate can be used to create a common index of gender equality in political parties.

 

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State of Women’s Rights in Adjara: The Past, Present and the Future Perspective

2017-04-24

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This publication was commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy with the financial support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

In addressing the challenges faced by the women, an important step forward is to comprehend the problem not only from the global perspective but also from the standpoint of the particular social groups and regions. To a certain extent, relevant effort is undertaken by the non-governmental organizations which happened to be better developed mostly in the capital. In this light, core of the knowledge and information regarding the state of women’s rights in Georgia is to be found in the organizations based in Tbilisi. The number of organizations working on the women’s issue are fewer in the regions, hence the lack of the cases of cooperation with their counterparts in the capital. Still, however, the certain extent of collaboration ensues.

That being said, this publication is an endeavor to reflect on the state of women’s rights in one of the regions of Georgia, namely Adjara.

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13 Myths About Stalin

2016-06-20

The publication “13 Myths About Stalin” has been commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD). The aim of the publication is to refute myths about Stalin, which were created by the totalitarian state and which are still widespread in Georgia. The publication explores the sources, reasons and the causes of longevity of 13 most widespread myths about Stalin. Totalitarian regimes are constantly encased in myths and legends, some of which are formed during the existence of the regimes and serve to strengthen the system. Other part of the myths are formed later, in a different social environment, as a result of public attitude or deliberately by the state or social institutions or at their commission. Many myths exist regarding Stalin’s biography. We have selected 13 the most popular and the most widespread myths about Stalin.

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Guidebook: European Union and Georgia

2014-11-06

Authors: Mikheil Mirziashvili and Ivane Chkhikvadze

The Guidebook is prepared in partnership by Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and European Partnership for Democracy.

The Guidebook is a summary version of the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia. It also covers history of EU-Georgia relations, key EU institutions and responds to the myths about the EU in Georgia.

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