Civil Society platform No to Phobia! was established by 13 non-governmental organizations on May 7, 2014.
The purpose of the platform: To enable a close cooperation of non-governmental organizations towards eliminating expressions of all forms of discrimination and hate speech in Georgian politics and media.
The platform has the following goals:
a) To react to hate speech by means of joint statements, declarations and other relevant mechanisms;
b) To support existing political entities in eradicating all forms of discrimination and to establish inner-party mechanisms with this goal in mind;
c) Improve media literacy
d) Raise public awareness on the issues of non-tolerance and hate speech.
The following organizations have come together to establish the platform:
Media Development Foundation, MDF
Georgian Democracy Initiative, GDI
Transparency International Georgia, TI
Tolerance and Diversity Institute, TDI
International Center for Fair Elections and Democracy, ISFED
European Centre for Minority Issues, ECMI
Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center, EMC
Georgian Young Lawyers Association, GYLA
Open Society Georgia Foundation, OSGF
Constitution Article 42
Georgian Reforms Association, GRASS