Anti-gender movements in Georgia have noticeably strengthened in recent years. This trend is accompanied by the normalization of gender-based violence, the marginalization of vulnerable women, and the incitement of homophobic sentiments.
From September 2021 to August 2022, the Democracy Research Institute observed 18 rallies of far-right groups.
The Democracy Research Institute observed the court hearings of those accused of the July 5, 2021 violence. The court sessions were monitored from November 3, 2021 to July 4, 2022.
The report published by DRI is the result of continuous social media monitoring in the scope of which the main messages and trends of far-right leaders and media outlets were analyzed, along with the directions of their disinformative discourse in the period of May-June 2022.
Well-known pro-Russian and ultra-right-wing media platforms and political actors are trying to spread the idea that the Russia-Ukraine war was provoked by the Ukrainian authorities, and instigated by the Western powers.