Article discusses different aspects of gender-based quotas and questions it. Full article is available only in Georgian.


Reading for Expanding the Battlefield: Politicians do not speak to women. They do not speak about women's issues and their narrative excludes women as political subjects. That is why we have used feminist reading as our methodology to critically analyse political discourse in Georgia.


Article explores the new Georgian bodies, which have emerged as a result of the merging of global and local values. Full article is available only in Georgian.


Feminist Library


Prostitution is based on the idea that men have unlimited access to a female body  and sexuality. Also, it assumes the necessity of satisfaction of the male sexual needs. Full article is available only in Georgian.


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.

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

Master of Science in Gender, Development and Globalization, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Associated Professor at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Research Interests:  Socialization of Gender, Gender in Education, Issues of Gender equality, minorities and diversity issues.



Born and raised in the environment, which seemed to be based on the values of equality, soon I started realizing that I still was a "second sex", which I could not accept. Full post is available only in Georgian.


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.

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.