Better Care Network3 Feb 2017

The Committee's recommendations on the issues relevant to children's care are highlighted, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

The Visionaries26 Aug 2015

Visionaries, a documentary series on public television in the United States, aired two episodes featuring the work of Disability Rights International (DRI) in uncovering the egregious abuses suffered by children and adults with disabilities living in institutions around the world. 

ChildPact8 Jun 2015

The Georgian Coalition for Children and Youth Welfare presented the report ‘Georgia: The Child Protection Index: Measuring the Fulfillment of a Child’s Rights’ at a public event on June 5.

Andy Guth and Jocelyn Penner Hall - The Georgian Coalition for Child and Youth Welfare (GCCYW), The Coalition for Child and Youth Welfare, ChildPact, World Vision1 Jun 2015

The Child Protection Index (the Index) is a comparative policy tool, organised and implemented by local and national level civil society organisations, that examines a country’s current child protection system using a common set of 626 indicators that measure a country’s policy and actions toward greater child protection. This Index measures Georgia’s efforts toward child protection in comparison with other countries in the region.

Aaron Luis Greenberg and Natia Partskhaladze30 Jan 2014

The Infant Mental Health Journal has published an important Special Issue on Global Research, Practice, and Policy Issues in the Care of Infants and Young Children at Risk. This article documents how between 2005 and 2013, the Government in the Republic of Georgia closed 32 large, state-run institutions housing children without adequate family care.

Save the Children19 Dec 2013

This video by Save the Children highlights the major reforms ongoing in Georgia to end harmful child institutionalisation and the work of its project to support the Government in this reform process.

Open Society Foundations16 Dec 2013

A short case study by the Open Society Foundations on preventing the separation of children with disabilities from their families.

Eric Mathews, Laurie Ahern, Eric Rosenthal, James Conroy, Lawrence C. Kaplan, Robert M. Levy, Karen Green McGowan1 Dec 2013

This hard-hitting report by Disability Rights International is the product of a 3-year investigation into the orphanages, adult social care homes and other institutions that house children and adults with disabilities in the Republic of Georgia. It finds that although the Government of Georgia has undertaken an ambitious child care reform process over the last decade, institutionalized children with disabilities were largely excluded from this reform process.

Irakli Nadareishvili, Deputy Ministry, Ministry of Labor Health and Social Affairs of Georgia,20 Nov 2012

This presentation to the 2012 Sofia conference by Irakli Nadareishvili, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labor Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, highlights the key initiatives of the deinstitutionalization and childcare system reform launched by Georgia in 2005, as well as the challenges faced in this process.

UNICEF 1 Nov 2012

The document highlights the recent child care reform in Georgia under the partnership of the Ministry of Labor, Health, and Social Affairs of Georgia and UNICEF and provides an update on progress of ending the use of large institutions care for children.