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Former inmate – Master of wooden engravings
Former inmate – Master of wooden engravings
17 November 2017

This is the logo of the Institute of Democracy. The organization was granted with its official symbol by its beneficiary, who has been working on the logo during two weeks. According to him the work turned out to be highly-responsible and at the same time very pleasant. He is satisfied with the product and granted it to the organization as a sign of gratitude.

The request of the population reflected in the petitions
The request of the population reflected in the petitions
17 November 2017

Tobacco-growing is no longer a main income source for the family, resulting from many reasons, realization – being of the basic ones. According to them, the State is not much concerned with this field of industry, though these people still continue to preserve an ancient tradition, trying to realize produced tobacco with their own forces, under the open sky of the Municipality.

Former inmates and probationers’ re-qualification (EN)
Former inmates and probationers’ re-qualification (EN)
10 November 2017

Trainings, internship, mastering a profession are the directions, offered by the Institute of Democracy project to former inmates and probationers with the purpose of developing vocational skills and abilities.

My dream is to arrange a small workshop
My dream is to arrange a small workshop
2 November 2017

“He approached me a bit confused, in uncertainty, asking to bless him. Of course, I blessed him and we talked for a long time. He wanted to get a job. I asked him what he could do and it turned out that he could make engraving on wood. Since then we have been working together in my workshop, he is my spiritual son“- recalls Father Shio at the meeting with a former inmate, who was able to start a new life despite of heavy years spend in imprisonment.

Former inmates’ iron workshop in Samegrelo
Former inmates’ iron workshop in Samegrelo
1 November 2017

Multiple member of Sordia family are living in hard social conditions. The family state was deteriorated after imprisoning Anatoly with his sons. Maintaining three members in prison became a heavy burden for the family, during which they had to sell all the equipment and facilities of the Iron Enterprise.  After being released from custody, the artisans failed to continue work, the family remained without any income source.

Member of Keda Municipal Assembly to deliver a performance report to the population twice a year
Member of Keda Municipal Assembly to deliver a performance report to the population twice a year
30 October 2017

A member of Keda Municipal Assembly will deliver a performance report to the population twice a year. The decision was taken by the Municipal Assembly of current convocation at the last session. This was one of the issues initiated at the Municipality, settlement of which was requested by the population with a petition. The Institute of Democracy assisted the locals in drafting the petition. 

Court dispute initiated for moral damage
Court dispute initiated for moral damage
24 October 2017

Recently, Tbilisi Court of Appeal considered the Dispute between R.A. and LTD “Health”. The latter is a hospital having won in the Tender by the Ministry of Corrections, against which its patient former inmate brought an action into the court for moral damages.

Life of prisoner’s family
Life of prisoner’s family
20 October 2017

She is preparing the dough from the early morning in order to bake cheese-pies, rolls and various pastry before starting the lessons at school.  She is happy to observe the pupils queuing for tasty pastry, being assisted by her husband to serve a long line of clients. 

Program for improving former inmates’ health state
Program for improving former inmates’ health state
18 October 2017

Since February the Institute of Democracy together with partner organizations has been working on the project for “Strengthening Former Inmates” in four regions. Various rehabilitation services are applied by former inmates, inmates’ family members and probationers in Ajara, Guria, Samegrelo Upper Svaneti and Imereti region.  

Most problematic issues named by female electorate
Most problematic issues named by female electorate
17 October 2017

As shown by the international Experience the priorities of female and male electorate often differ. In Georgia, Political Parties as a rule spend little time on separate study of priority issues and development of the election program oriented on them. Therefore, the survey developed by R-CSN aims at highlighting and elimination of this problem.