Novruz in Marneuli, Georgia

Marking the first day of Spring and the beginning of the Persian New Year, ethnic Azeris in Marneuli, Georgia, once again celebrated Novruz with a public concert. Marneuli is home to some 20,000 people of which over 80 percent are ethnic Azeris. The surrounding region of Kvemo Kartli, of which Marneuli is a municipality, has a population of over 500,000 people. Constituting the largest group in the region, some 45 percent are ethnic Azeris.

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International Women’s Day, Tbilisi, Georgia

Marking International Women’s Day, the Georgian Women’s Movement (GWM) took to the streets to call for greater gender equality in the political life of the country. Similar rallies were staged throughout Georgia, including minority towns and cities such as mainly ethnic Armenian populated Akhalkalaki and majority ethnic Azeri inhabited Marneuli.

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