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Date: 30 Nov 2017

The Coalition for Equality is an informal alliance established in 2014 with the support of Open Society Georgia Foundation. It unites seven nongovernmental organisations. The members of Coalition are: Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre (EMC); Identoba; Article 42 of the Constitution; Union Sapari; Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA); Women's Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG) and Partnership for Human Rights (PHR). In 2017, GYLA is the chair organisation of the Coalition. The Coalition has a strategy for its activity, a charter and rules and procedure of its membership. Since its inception, the activity of the Coalition has been supported by Open Society Georgia Foundation, which simultaneously acts as the Coalition’s secretariat.

The Coalition was established in 2014, during the process of the adoption of the Law on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination. Its essential goal is to enhance the mandate and competences of antidiscrimination mechanisms and to support the effective fight against discrimination. The adoption of the Law on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination set new objectives for the Coalition and the Coalition is mainly oriented on the development of progressive court practice on discrimination cases and the detection and improvement of systemic shortcomings in the activities of equality mechanisms.