Action Georgia gets creative with a Council of Europe project against discrimination of marginalised communities
The current spread of the coronavirus in Georgia has exacerbated xenophobic sentiments towards ethnic minorities (indigenous Muslims) living in Georgia, now located in quarantine in the east of country, following outbreak of the coronavirus. As such, the Council of Europe with the support of Action Georgia, is currently running a viral campaign to support ethnic minorities and fight discrimination, namely #nohatespeech, highlighting that the pandemic has no religion or ethnicity. A strong call to action was created as opinion leaders and think tanks were invited to share the poster from the campaign page, tag friends, and encourage them to write a short supportive post for the ethnic minorities in lockdown regions. To further encourage this ongoing initiative, Action Georgia has developed a guideline for the media working within the affected areas, aimed at avoiding any encouragement of hate speech.