The most common forms of child exploitation in Georgia are forced begging and sexual and labour exploitation. Children, often below the age of 10, can be forced to beg by their parents, siblings, guardians, or even by criminal gangs. Child beggars work long hours and are often abused.
Migration and displacement is too often expressed in big numbers: thousands of refugees and displaced, tons of aid, hundreds of tents. Yet the reality is that it is composed of a jigsaw of almost infinite pieces; memories, terrors, loss, upheaval.
The short but violent conflict in and...
Mother of five, Astra, 47, from Kyrgyzstan, was already struggling before the pandemic. She and her husband were unemployed, and sliding deeper and deeper into debt in order to keep their son in university. After some very hard times, her life has changed fo rthe better.