Author Archives: Méline

About Méline

I am an EVS volunteer working with minority youth in Tbilissi, Georgia, during 12 months. This blog aims at presenting Georgia's minority groups and their youth initiatives. The development of joint-action strategies is the work in process which we are conducting together. Let's see what will be achieved in 2011 !

Time to Go

This blog has come to the end of its expected “lifetime” as I am not in Georgia anymore (for now). This message aims at closing it with a (nice) word. It has had a “life” that represents very well how … Continue reading

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Kists – A Video

In May 2011, I published a post with a series of links to videos about the ethnicities of Georgia made by Multiethnic Georgia. Here is, again, the video about the Kists to support the post “Young Kists in Pankisi Gorge”.

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Young Kists in Pankisi Gorge

I had many conversations about Pankisi Gorge with my friend Bella, general manager of the “International Union of Young Caucasians” (see previous article posted in April 2011). She is a Kist herself. In a few words, here is a short … Continue reading

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Multiculturality in Current Affairs: Inter-religious Debate in Georgia

On July 5, 2011, a legislative amendment of the legal status of Georgian religious minorities in the Civil Code of Georgia was passed by the Parliament in Tbilisi. Its adoption triggered a heated public discussion on inter-religious issues. “Interfaith,” Design … Continue reading

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Multiculturality: Building bridges between Georgian and European cultures

Martyna Skura, from Poland, arrived in Georgia 4 months ago. She is an EVS volunteer* working full-time during 9 months for the organization Women’s Hope based in Akhaltsikhe, Samstkhe-Javakheti. On Friday, July 15, 2011, I visited her office. She accepted … Continue reading

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Kvemo-Kartli: Between Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Georgian Azeris

Who are the Azeris of Georgia? Ramilya Aliyeva, Georgian-Azeri journalist from the Georgian region Kvemo-Kartli now established in Tbilisi, took time to explain the situation of the Azeri community living in Georgia. It was on Saturday May 28, 2011. Our … Continue reading

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A minority from Dagestan living in Georgia: the Avars

Aida Mirmaksumova, originally from Dagestan, lives and studies in Tbilisi. This year, she will graduate from the International School for Caucasus Studies of the Ilia State University. For her master’s thesis, she focused her work and research on a community … Continue reading

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