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Under The Rainbow Flags: LGBTI Rights in The South Caucasus


By Nona Shahnazaryan, Aygun Aslanova, Edita Badasyan

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The paper, written between April and June 2016, covers the challenging question of the rights of the LGBTI community in the South Caucasus on the background of standards adopted pursuant to cooperation with EU institutions. The paper looks at how in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia the brief period of relative freedom in the 1990s is gradually overtaken by the rise of nationalist and conservative ideologies and resulting in the violation of basic rights including for those for safety or access to public spaces.

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The fog over the terminology maze

Is this topic far-fetched?

“The dreamy formula” of the society?


History of the LGBTI and discriminatory practices

Gender and the law: Legislative battles

Gender and politics: Is sexual orientation (geo)political: Eurasian family?

The LGBTI and the NGOs: Development of a neutral/positive discourse

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Minority Language Education in Georgia


by Giorgi Bobghiashvili, Arsen Kharatyan, Irine Surmanidze

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Georgia is the most diverse country in the South Caucasus region in terms of ethnicities and the identification and development of integration and inclusion policies for ethnic minorities has been ongoing throughout years offering many lessons learned. The sphere of education in these policies is an important one, and within education policies, the biggest challenges still remain on the general education level. This paper aims to analyze the current ethnic minority education policies in Georgia, to assess the existing challenges, and provide recommendations that could be helpful for policy makers as well as relevant stakeholders working in this direction.

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Minority Language Education in Georgia



General education for ethnic minorities in Georgia

Current situation

A limbo for Azerbaijani and Armenian students?

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