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Ethnic minority women in Georgia are often very vulnerable1 and rates of domestic violence against women are reportedly very high.2 Additionally, early marriage and childbirth are both common, resulting in higher rates of infant and maternal mortality.3

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1http://www.ecmi.de/publications/detail/74-ethnic-minority-women-in-georgia-facing-a-double-burden-288/
2-3 Ibid
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U.S. News & World Report 
In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, J.W. Ledford Jr., poses for a photo. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said in a news release Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that 45-year-old Ledford, a death row inmate convicted ... See more..
CNN 
(CNN) Two suburban Atlanta police officers who were fired after cell phone footage captured them punching and kicking a motorist now face criminal charges. Former Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni, 42, and Officer Robert McDonald, 25, ... See more..
Red and Black 
Georgia probably wouldn't want to take a risk with whom it hires. It won't look good for the program to have one coach out in three years, another fired in five years and the next gone after not much time either. At the same time, though, it's unlikely ... See more..
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BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities said a Banks County deputy is lucky to be alive after a shooting Wednesday afternoon. The incident prompted a massive manhunt. It happened just after 4:10 p.m. at the Atlanta Dragway after a report of robbery in progress. See more..
Red and Black 
An offensive spark from the Georgia lineup allowed the Bulldogs to clinch a series win over in-state rival Georgia Tech 7-5 in Atlanta at Russ Chandler Stadium. Georgia (17-25) played Georgia Tech (20-20) back at the beginning of April, defeating the ... See more..
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Last Friday, The Red & Black reported that three gymnasts — Natalie Vaculik, Caroline Bradford and Jasmine Arnold — were dismissed from Georgia's gymnastics team. The dismissal was not related to disciplinary issues, Georgia confirmed. Three days ... See more..
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High School-- played his freshman year at Georgia, making eight starts and intercepting two passes. He sat out the 2014 season at Louisville due to NCAA transfer rules. Wiggins had been linked to both Kentucky -- Louisville's in-state rival -- and ... See more..
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A little further southeast on Interstate 20, westbound lanes buckled due to a problem with underground utilities according to the Georgia Department of Transportation, sending one motorcyclist to the hospital with multiple injuries. Fortunately the ... See more..
Atlanta Journal Constitution 
Brandon Hall School won its sixth-consecutive first place at the 43rd annual Georgia High School Math Competition, at Georgia Southwestern in Americus, Ga., in February. The students received the highest team score in Brandon Hall history and won a ... See more..
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Hyosub Shin/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Portrait of Dante Harris outside Military Leadership Center on University of North Georgia Dahlonega Campus on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He is appealing the university's decision to suspend him for summer ... See more..
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Geography

Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia, with a sliver of land north of the Caucasus extending into Europe; note - Georgia views itself as part of Europe
Area

Total 69,700 sq km
Land 69,700 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

warm and pleasant; Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coast
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth ;
Natural Hazards

earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution, particularly in Rust'avi; heavy pollution of Mtkvari River and the Black Sea; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil pollution from toxic chemicals

Demographics

Nationality
Georgian
Population
4,555,911 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Georgia's main economic activities include the cultivation of agricultural products such as grapes, citrus fruits, and hazelnuts; mining of manganese, copper, and gold; and output of a small industrial sector producing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, metals, machinery, and chemicals. The country imports nearly all its needed supplies of natural gas and oil products. It has sizeable hydropower capacity that now provides most of its energy needs. Georgia has overcome the chronic energy shortages and gas supply interruptions of the past by renovating hydropower plants and by increasingly relying on natural gas imports from Azerbaijan instead of from Russia. Construction of ...See More the Baku-T'bilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, the Baku-T'bilisi-Erzerum gas pipeline, and the Kars-Akhalkalaki Railroad are part of a strategy to capitalize on Georgia's strategic location between Europe and Asia and develop its role as a transit point for gas, oil, and other goods. Georgia's economy sustained GDP growth of more than 10% in 2006-07, based on strong inflows of foreign investment and robust government spending. However, GDP growth slowed following the August 2008 conflict with Russia, and sunk to negative 4 percent in 2009 as foreign direct investment and workers' remittances declined in the wake of the global financial crisis. The economy rebounded in 2010-12, with growth rates above 6% per year, but FDI inflows, the engine of Georgian economic growth prior to the 2008 conflict, have not recovered fully. Unemployment has also remained high at above 15%. Georgia has historically suffered from a chronic failure to collect tax revenues; however, the government, since coming to power in 2004, has simplified the tax code, improved tax administration, increased tax enforcement, and cracked down on petty corruption, leading to higher revenues. The country is pinning its hopes for renewed growth on a determined effort to continue to liberalize the economy by reducing regulation, taxes, and corruption in order to attract foreign investment, with a focus on hydropower, agriculture, tourism, and textiles production. Since 2004, the government has taken a series of actions against endemic corruption, including reform of the traffic police and implementation of a fair examination system for entering the university system. The government has received high marks from the World Bank for its anti-corruption efforts. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$27.11 billion (2012 est.); $25.44 billion (2011 est.); $23.74 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

11.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 12.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 10.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

citrus, grapes, tea, hazelnuts, vegetables; livestock
Industries

steel, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining (manganese, copper, and gold), chemicals, wood products, wine