TDI Introduced the Project about Combating Racial Discrimination to Foreign Students and Migrants
On March 4, Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) introduced a new project, Combatting Religious, Ethnic and Racial Discrimination, to foreign students and migrants living in Georgia.
Representatives of African countries, India and Shri Lanka attended the meeting. They raised the issue of racial discrimination and systematic problems revealed in relation with the State and private entities, also hindrances occurring in daily life. The discussion outlined the issues that will be addressed for representatives of different racial groups under the legal aid program by TDI.
Since January 2016, TDI has been implementing the fourteen-month project, which aims at increasing access to justice/ensuring strategic litigation, eliminating violation of human rights with discriminative grounds and provision of full legal aid (civil, administrative and criminal) free of charge to representatives of religious, ethnic and racial minority groups.
Also, the project’s goal is to raise awareness of women representing ethnic and religious minority groups regarding the gender equality.
Lawyers will provide support to the minorities in Tbilisi and Achara.
The Project is implemented in the framework of East-West Management Institute’s (EWMI) project Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Following organizations are partners of TDI in the project: Georgian Muslims Union, Association Beteli under the auspices of Evangelical-Baptist Church and the organization, Religions for Peace.