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A new report details extensive violations by Armenian and Azerbaijani forces of international humanitarian law during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, including unlawful bombing, extrajudicial killings, and torture.
"When he called the police, the officer told him, 'If I could, I would burn homosexuals myself'."
On May 20, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the Azerbaijani government to release all Armenian prisoners of war and civilian captives.
The PM's resignation and parliament’s failure to appoint a successor were the required formalities for snap elections to occur.
Fifteen political parties in Georgia have signed a statement outlining their commitment to protecting the rights of queer people.
Georgian MPs have passed legislative amendments that introduce harsher fines and longer periods of pre-trial arrest for offenses that are routinely used by police to detain street protesters.
The video caught ex-MP and university professor Huseynbala Miralamov inappropriately touching a female employee.
The sexist tropes parroted by Bera Ivanishvili tell us a lot about how gender and power operate in Georgia, and the incompatibility of celebrity with the real-world power of a...
Since the war, press work has been thrown into disarray by new and often vague regulations. Now, new draft bills could make reporting in Armenia even more difficult.
The demonstration was given impetus by the brutal murder of a 32-year-old woman.
Ethnic Georgians living in Abkhazia and South Ossetia won’t be able to vote in Georgia's October 31 parliamentary elections. Georgia's government has no plan to protect these citizens’ right to...
"I love my country very much, but seeing this injustice, I just want to leave."
From individual therapy to special education teachers in schools, parents of children with autism in Georgia face a constant battle with the authorities to provide the services their children need.
"There is nothing modern about the idea you should love your child."
"He would throw me against the walls like a ball."
"There is a point after which you just can’t take it anymore."
Out of the 21 women interviewed by QWNC, eight knew someone among their friends, relatives, or neighbours killed by their male family members for behaviour that "humiliated the family."
Cultural taboos and victim-shaming means women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.
Most feminists concede that the new government is not quite educated on what women’s movements are about. But many have been forgiving, at least for now.