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Georgian Prime Minister: Reforms Will Continue

Georgian Prime Minister: Reforms Will Continue

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

By: USIP Staff

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said his government is stepping up economic and political reforms to draw greater foreign investment and to strengthen political stability in the face of the country’s confrontation with Russia. Speaking at the U.S. Institute of Peace in his first visit to Washington as prime minister, Kvirikashvili said Georgia will continue its “pragmatic approach” to opposing Russia’s support for separatist movements in two regions of Georgia “in order not to pr...

Democracy & Governance; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

'Women of Courage' Awardees Challenge Social Norms Head On

'Women of Courage' Awardees Challenge Social Norms Head On

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

By: Viola Gienger

Roshika Deo’s announcement that she would run in her country’s first election since a military coup eight years ago drew vicious condemnation on social media – racist and homophobic comments, threats of rape. Her story hails from the South Pacific island nation of Fiji, but it reflects the kinds of attacks, verbal and physical, also faced by her fellow recipients of the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage Awards this year.

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