Discrimination against ethno-cultural minorities and forcibly displaced people is a significant problem in Georgia. This problem is accentuated by a lack of communication channels between these groups and broader Georgian society, limited access to information in minority languages, and the absence of a lingua franca that would enable greater dialogue and engagement.
WACC partnered with Tbilisi-based Studio Mobile- Accent on Action to build the communication capacity of key civil society actors in five regions of Georgia By the end of the project, 54 people, most of whom were women from ethno-cultural minority communities in the regions of Samegrelo, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakhet, had benefited from the program. The project helped to reduce discrimination and provided new tools for inter-cultural communication. However, the most significant change the project helped bring about was a change of attitude among some of the participants, who now feel they can “do something useful for their communities” by bringing attention and visibility to local issues.