Completed Projects

Supporting Activists in Exile

Project name: Supporting Activists in Exile
Donor: National Endowment for Democracy
Implementation period: 01.05.2017 – 30.04.2018
Project partner HRHT member-organizations: Article 42 of Constitution, GCRT

The project “Supporting Activists in Exile”, implemented by Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT), aims to support human rights defenders, journalists, activists, as well as opposition political party activists from Azerbaijan who were forced into exile.

Acknowledging special need of assistance faced by exiled persons, HRHT offers full service, humanitarian and legal assistance to beneficiaries of the project.

Supporting activities include offering shelter, medical and psychological aid and legal assistance. Furthermore, in order to improve their effective integration into Georgian society, HRHT offers language courses (English and Georgian), paid internships, as well as orientation training. This is a proven effective tool of supporting persecuted HRDs to be self-motivated, to find jobs and finally, to be well integrated in Georgia.

Moreover, HRHT will further support missions to observe trials against prominent rights activists and
lawyers in Azerbaijan.

LGBT Support Project

Project name: LGBT Support Project
Donor: Civil Rights Defenders
Implementation period: 15.11.2017 – 01.05.2018
Project partner HRHT member-organizations: GCRT

The project “LGBT Support Project” is implemented by “Human Rights House Tbilisi”. Project beneficiaries are representatives of LGBTQI community from Azerbaijan who face pressure and persecution in their country.

Within the framework of the project, beneficiaries are provided with shelter and financial assistance (per-diem) to cover living expenses in Georgia for a period of 3 months.
Beneficiaries are also provided and are actively receiving medical and psychological assistance
for period of up to 1 year.