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On August 9 CiDA organized a training in Kutaisi Civic Engagement Center on migration issues. Representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, International Organization for Migration, State Fund for Protection and Assistance of (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking and Migration Center were registered as speakers.
The training was arranged for representatives of regional media, non-governmental organizations, and local self-governmental organs. Speakers discussed the following subjects: current global migration processes – causing factors and challenges; regular and irregular migration; threats of labor exploitation and trafficking in human beings – causes and means of prevention; state policy on providing assistance for victims; groundless asylum claims in the EU; state reintegration programs for returning migrants.
Training attendants were able to watch movies prepared by CiDA about visa-free movement in the EU, threats of irregular migration and the state reintegration program.
The training was conducted within the CiDA’s project “Partnering for Migrants’ Rights” (G-PMR). Within the project there are scheduled several capacity building meetings to be organized for the target groups, as well as for the regional population.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00
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gpmrCiDA launches a new project in the migration field in which its lawyers will protect the rights of the potential and returned migrants.

The project “Partnership for Migration Rights” (G-PMR) is implemented with the support of the Open Society Foundations and it aims to unite the efforts of the Regional Civil Society Network, government, business and media for the purpose of effective protection and strengthening of the rights of current, potential, and returned migrants through awareness raising and advocacy. The purpose of the project is promoting state policy in the field of migration for ensuring the sustainability of the process. Within the framework of the project, legal assistance will be provided for all interested persons on migration issues.

For additional information please contact:

Rustavi, Georgia, Pirosmani №9/1
ტელ.: 0341 258 822; +995599 217 599
www.migrant.ge
www.facebook.com/migrant.ge

 

Friday, 05 May 2017 00:00
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On May 12-13, CiDA’s Project Manager of “Partnership for Migrants’ Rights” (GPMR), Tornike Abashidze, attended a general council in Brussels of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM).

Current topics in the migration field were discussed in the general meeting. The participants also voted on and unanimously supported CiDA’s membership in the platform.

PICUM is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to protect the rights of undocumented migrants across Europe. It unites 156 organizations of 31 European countries, which have an opportunity to deepen international partnership and participate in the development of the protection mechanism of unconditional migrants across Europe.
Through membership of PICUM, CiDA becomes part of the largest network in Europe related to undocumented migration and will be engaged in the monitoring of the migration policy in the European Union, as well as effective support of the process of Georgian undocumented migrants in Europe.

CiDA has recently begun a project on migration that offers free legal consultations to migrants. The project is implemented with the support of the Open Society Foundations and it aims to unite the efforts of the Regional Civil Society Network, government, business, and media for the purpose of effective protection and strengthening of the rights of current, potential, and returned migrants through awareness raising and advocacy.

Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00
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Civil Development Agency (CiDA) has been implementing a project that aims to improve the economic condition of eco-migrants living in the Kvemo Kartli, Kakheti, and Samtskhe -Javakheti regions of Georgia.
The project, “Raising the Economical and Infrastructural Capabilities of Eco-Migrants in Managing the Migration Process”, is funded by the European Union and unites three components: 1. Support women eco-migrants for small business start-ups 2. Rehabilitation of infrastructure 3. Advocacy.

The project is due to finish, but small businesses are already starting to raise income for eco-migrant families.

Natela Dumbadze, from Samtatskaro village, is one of the women whose prior wish was to have a tractor, as the whole family had a real hardship of working in the fields by own hands. Now, they have relief because of new techniques, and as a result, vegetable gardens have significantly increased and they are now expecting harvests of potato, cabbage, onion, etc. Apart from their gardens, the owners rent the tractors to neighbors in need and they receive additional income, which is about 400 GEL per month.
Overall, within the project, CiDA bought four tractors in Samtatskaro village, which is located right across the Azerbaijani border line.

25 year-old Tatia Geladze, from Heretiskari village, began a strawberry producing business. CiDA arranged the construction of a greenhouse for strawberry plants. She and her family planted hundreds of plants and they are just starting to harvest the fruit. Tatia is not afraid of large yield, as the demand is high among both local and private traders.
“I have been always thinking that I should return in Adjara, from where my family is. When I see the project result and my contribution in it, I can hardly imagine to leave it and go somewhere else. For the first time, I am sure that I will be living here for a long time and will try my best to become a successful entrepreneur”, Tatia said.
Lali Gejadze has a touching story. During the grant application process her mother in law won a grant to open a beauty salon in Heretiskari, but she was not in the country at that time. Due to hardship, she had left the family and to go work in Turkey and send money back. After the grant was approved, she came back to her village and took courses in beauty salon to learn all the necessary skills.
The salon is now open and she welcomed first clients in early March, and the salon will actively continue working after her courses are finished in two months.
“I missed my family, especially my two year old boy, whom I left because of the bad economic situation in my family. When I first heard that I would have my own salon, where I could work and serve local people, I felt incredibly happy. I want to learn everything in a short period of time to run my small business successfully. What is most important is that I am back at home,” she says.

The project, “Raising the Economical and Infrastructural Capabilities of Eco-Migrants in Managing the Migration Process”, is funded by the European Union and is implemented by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA), Regional Development Center (RDC) and the Georgian Association for Educational Initiatives (SIQA).

Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:35
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