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The National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF) in Azerbaijan: An Odyssey of Resistance, Adaptation, and Influence.

This case study was developed by CAT alumni for the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC).OverviewThe National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF) in Azerbaijan, established in 2013, represents a formidable opposition to the Aliyev family's governance. Formed amid growing concerns about political autocracy and human rights violations, the NCDF utilized…

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The Power of Civic Society in Georgia’s ‘Russian Law’ Protests – Insights from CAT Fellow

https://youtu.be/97CQNkW-Ji4?si=BqT5FcwmVg6rBDoT This Blog was developed by womens rights activist and CAT Alumni Natia Gvritishvili for the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC). The 'Russian Law' protests in Georgia served as a testament to the strength of civic society when united against a common threat. This account delves into the transformative…

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The campaign “Protect Our Activists”

This case study was developed by CAT alumni and lawyer Tamriko Natchkebia for the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC). Introduction and Overview  The campaign  “Protect our activists ‘” represents a pivotal moment in the recent history of civic activism within the Eastern Partnership region. Conducted in December 2021 with…

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Lessons, We can learn from Georgian Activism – From 2018 until today

This case study was developed by CAT alumni, lawyer and civic activist Mariam Gabrichidze for the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC). Introduction Protests in Georgia have been intensive in recent years. It somehow is like a routine, when the government makes something wrong, they know that on Rustaveli avenue,…

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Georgian Resilience: Uniting Against the Foreign Agents Bill

This case study was developed by CAT alumni and human rights lawyer Eko Mamaladze for the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC).IntroductionIn recent years, the concept of democracy has been tested and scrutinized on a global scale, as nations grapple with the complex interplay of free speech, foreign influence and…

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UKRAINIAN NONVIOLENT CIVIL RESISTANCE IN THE FACE OF WAR

Analysis of trends, impacts and challenges of nonviolent action in Ukraine between February and June 2022 Felip Daza Sierra (more…)

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Civic Education: Rebuilding Country and Community through The Georgian Supplementary Schools Movement

Supplementary schools are rather recent and growing ethnic minority community organizations in Georgia. Local individuals start supplementary schooling to provide children with courses and activities. Through integrating critical race theory and using an interview study, this research aims to investigate supplementary school leaders’ perceptions about the social positioning of themselves…

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Will Green Activism Save Turkey’s Democracy?

In Turkey, green protests can go beyond environmental issues and include demands for more inclusive and transparent governance. But while climate activism can help keep the opposition alive, the country’s democratic future is still in question. Read the full article >>

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COMMUNITY WORK AND COMMUNITY MENTORING MANUAL

This manual attempts to connect community work to mentoring as a tool and presents it as one of the educational instruments for community-based organizations. (more…)

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The Lives of Nannies – Research Article from CAT Fellow

This Article was developed by Ina Charkviani for the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC). The present paper describes the impact of COVID-19 on babysitters in Georgia. "The pandemic seems to have exposed how vulnerable are the daily lives of women involved in care work. A job, which at the…

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