I remember how hard the society tried to mould the values and meanings into female and male shapes. Of course, my mind was cultivated with such phrazes too. Article is available only in Georgian.

Visual artist, co-founder and member of the artists’ initiative ‘Public Space With A Roof’ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

MA in Gender Studies (Central European University, 2009), PhD student at Tbilisi State University Sociology Programme.

Feminist Library


Georgia is the only country in the world, where anti-gay demonstrations have a longer history than  those supporting LGBT rights. Full article is available only in Georgian.


Gender-based violence is the cause and the negative outcome of women’s multidimensional disadvantages in social and political life. The contributing factors can be divided into structural and cultural categories.

Women's Museum


1905-53 / Sculptor, painter. While studying at the Tbilisi State Academy of Art, young Tamar attracted the attention of Iakob Nikoladze, who invited her to his studio to learn sculpture.


1838-1919 / Poet, actress. Nino had a difficult and tragic youth. In the 1860s Nino's poems were published in many journals: Tsiskari, Droeba, Iveria, Kvali, Teatri, Teatri da Tskhovreba, Sakhalkho Gazeti, Tsnobis Purtseli, Nakaduli and Jejili.

Women Speakers

PhD candidate at Ilia State University Interdisciplinary Program in Social and Humanitarian Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Art Historian. Position: Director of Art&Society.


Graphic reportage by artist Victoria Lomasco. Full article is available only in Georgian.

Graphic reportage by artist Victoria Lomasco. Full article is available only in Georgian.

Feminism and Gender Democracy

Welcome to Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus's new, feminist web-site!  This new platform will be exclusively dedicated to our gender democracy projects.

Gender democracy is one of the basic principles of Heinrich Boell Foundation. The concept postulates equal rights, opportunities and access to resourses for all members of society. Development of events in the region demonstrates that human rights, especially minority rights, are not guaranteed in the countries. Accordingly, HBF actively supports projects which promote gender democracy. Our gender component covers educational programs, discussions, gender researches and other public activity, which contribute to democratization of the region.

We proudly present the materials, which have been collected during our work in South Caucasus region and which will be constantly updated.

50 Women Fight for Change: Story That Still Continues

Film: Who is afraid of feminism? English subtitles

Documentary movie - "Who is afraid of feminism in Georgia?" was filmed during the feminist lecture series, which were organized in Ozurgeti and Kutaisi (cities in the west Georgia) during Autumn 2013. Film Language: Georgian with English subtitles. Director: Ia Barateli

Newest Publications

The contributors to this publication express concern about the current situation of gender equality and LGBTI rights in Central and Eastern Europe but give reason for hope too.