Where we work

The Initiative for a Clean City

Organization: Kalta Imedi
Location: Akhaltsikhe, Georgia
Year: 2013
The initiative focuses on the education of students in ecology, waste collection and recycling – yet neglected issues in the Caucasus region. It solves the problem of illegal dumps around the school in Akhaltsikhe. The NGO managed to convince the local government about the need to place the dump containers near (…)

For Healthy Agricultural Products

Organization: Association of Journalists for Regional Development
Location: Kutaisi, Georgia
Year: 2013
The Georgian government has introduced a program to support small farmers. That would probably have been OK if one part of this program had not given farmers free of charge access to the pesticides. Association of Journalists for Regional Development decided to open a debate on the government’s program and to organize (…)

Youth Against Violence

Organization: Cultural- Humanitarian Fund Sukhumi
Location: Kutaisi, Georgia
Year: 2013
Volunteers of the organization play forum theatre performances on the topic of domestic violence. Within each performance the group plays a few scenes that depict stories from households and at some point they involve the audience into the performance – either in a form of discussions, when the performers ask the audience (…)

The System of Help to the Victims of Domestic Violence

Organization: Women’s Resource Center Armenia
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Year: 2013
In Armenia and all over the Caucasus region, the domestic violence is still a big and not addressed issue. Only recently, discussions on need to adopt the relevant laws and help the victims of domestic violence were started by few non-profit organizations. The aim of the campaign performed by Women’s Resource Center Armenia is to promote (…)

Accessible City

Organization: Armenian Camp – School of Languages ​​and Sailing
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Year : 2013
Although around 60,000 people with disabilities and limited mobility live in the capital of Armenia – Yerevan, the wheelchair accessibility to the public buildings, offices and public spaces is minimal. In Armenia, necessary laws and regulations are present, but in reality nothing works. During the construction of new buildings (…)

Active Society, Clean Environment

Organization: Development Centre Mush
Location: Gyumri, Armenia
Year: 2013
After big earthquake that hit Armenia’s second largest city of Gyumri in 1988, the construction of new blocks of prefabricated houses for the affected people by the earthquake started. When the Soviet Union fell, the construction was stopped and few kilometers away from the town there are remnants (still used by the people) of those blocks in a catastrophic (…)

We Also Can

Organization: World without Violence
Location: Gal/i, Ochamchira, Tkvarchel/i, Abkhazia
Year: 2013
Improving the living conditions of children with disabilities is a long process. This initiative is based on the assumption that it is necessary to pursue the integration of children with disabilities into society. The organization is trying to raise awareness of this issue in society and thus increase social (…)

Green Sukhum/i

Organization: Ekokiaraz
Location: Sukhum/i, Abkhazia
Year: 2013
Although Sukhum/i looks as a green city full of grown up trees in alleys and parks, the situation is beginning to change. Due to ineffective legislation, the trees are not adequately protected against cutting them down. Moreover, there is no organization protecting the vegetation in Sukhum/i. Or we should say: it did not exist until (…)

For Equality on the Roads

Organization: Youth initiative group
Location: Sukhum/i, Abkhazia
Year: 2013
The number of cyclists has rapidly increased recently in the biggest Abkhazian city – Sukhum/i. This is good news for the environment in the city, but is linked with the high accident rate on the local roads. Moreover, both the drivers and the bikers often have insufficient knowledge of the traffic rules (…)

Dump Free Recreational Zones

Organization : Harmony initiative group
Location: South Ossetia
Year : 2013
This campaign responds to the growth of illegal dumping of municipal and construction waste in South Ossetia, particularly near the capital Tskhinval/i, even in places that were previously used for recreation. The aim of this activity is to map the scope and severity of the problem, present the monitored results to the public through information campaigns and (…)