Temida is a queer-activist, trans* community organization that organizes, works and fights to build a safe, equal and dignified political, legal and social environment for trans* and queer people. The goal of the organization is to build a dignified, equal and fair political, legal and social environment for trans people, where their needs, concerns, challenges and rights are recognized and supported by the state and society.
We present to you the activities of Temida in the month of December 2022:
In the month of December, on December 10 and 24, queer association Temida held 2 workshops for community members to promote employment.
The organization runs similar workshops each month for people with trans* and non-binary gender identities.
The purpose of employment workshops is to provide jobseekers with information on employment opportunities, their labor rights, and to help improve skills and competencies that will significantly increase their employability.
In order to be more flexible and take into account the needs of community members, the workshop was held online on December 10, so that the part of interested parties unable to attend physical meetings could receive information.
In addition to an employment consultant, the employment workshop held on December 24 was led by a lawyer who provided community members with information about labor rights and the legal mechanisms that protect and/or should protect employees in case of discriminatory treatment at the workplace.
Temida also offers individual professional counseling and career planning services to community members. The activity is carried out with the support of Women’s Found in Georgia.
To schedule an individual consultation or attend a monthly workshop, contact the organization on its Facebook page or contact the number: +995 555 95 81 16
In the month of December, the organization Temida launched a social media campaign that will address the situation and challenges of the trans* and queer community in the field of employment. The goal of the campaign is to bring forth needs of the community and promote legal implementation of anti-discrimination and community-oriented policies in the workplace.
The first video „Challenges of the LGBTQ community in the labor market: current situation and solutions“ prepared within the campaign has already been posted on Temida’s social media accounts. In the video, human rights lawyer Lela Gvishian talks about the current situation in the labor market and the barriers that members of the queer community face in the process of searching for a job and/or directly at the place of employment. Lela Gvishian reviews state policies and systemic problems that create significant barriers for community members and leave them outside the labor market, or offer only the opportunity to work in the low-paid, informal sector.