Human Rights House Tbilisi
Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) is a membership-based organization and unites five Georgian civil society organizations, working in different fields of Human Rights. The member organizations of HRHT are the Human Rights Center (HRIDC), Rights Georgia, Georgian Center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT), Sapari and Media Institute. According to the strategy of the Human Rights House Tbilisi, one of the main goals of the HRHT is the protection and empowerment of human rights defenders and human rights organizations, as well as awareness-raising about human rights issues. Based in Tbilisi, it was registered in 2010 as a non-governmental organization with the support of the Human Rights House Foundation. HRHT became a member of the Human Rights House Network in the same year. The Human Rights House Network defends, empowers and supports human rights defenders and their organizations. Currently, independent human rights organizations work together in 16 human rights houses in 11 countries.
Organization “Sapari” was founded in 2001, as a center for the rehabilitation of the victims of family violence. Next year, “Sapari” opened the first shelter for the victims of family violence, where the victims enjoyed opportunity to get medical and psychological assistance. Since 2013 “Sapari” has extended its mandate. At present, it deals with all the issues related to women’s rights. “Sapari” actively participates in legislative work, advocacy,monitoring and lobbying activities.
Aims of Media Institute: Adhering to principles of freedom of speech and promoting its popularization; Promoting development of independent and objective media in Georgia; Promoting development of free media, accountability and self-governing mechanisms; Promoting raising public awareness regarding the issues of freedom of expression; Promoting development of democratic institutions, peaceful resolution of conflicts, human rights protections and development of civil society; .