How to talk about Motherhood?

Issues like motherhood, practice of mothering and labor it involves are naturalized as ordinary processes of women's lives, which should not be talked about. 

By Tamta Tatarashvili

Lika Jalagania

MA in International Law from Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia). Research Interests: Radical Critics of the Law, Gender and the Law, Queer/Feminist Legal Theories, International Law and LGBT rights, Politics of Sexuality and Queer Resistance.

Feminist Library

Women's Museum

Julia Mlokosevich

1838-19?? / Biologist. Julia was born in Lagodekhi, Georgia in 1872,  in the family of famous naturalist Ludvig Mlokosevich. She has contributed to establish the Lagodekhi reserved territories. 

By Eva Lomtadze

Melania Wol Lewycka

1885-1937/Opera singer. She integrated into the Georgian society very quickly. Analysis of periodic newspaper shows that she was actively involved in the social life. 

By Maka Khutsishvili

Women Speakers

Tamar Dekanosidze

LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (Colchester, UK). Position: Lawyer and Project Coordinator at the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association.

Mariam Tchantchaleishvili

MA in Gender Studies. Research Interests: Gender and nationalism, masculinities, body politics and women’s history.


Where does the Mother belong?

In this article I am describing the process of social interaction: on the one hand, how cultural expectations define indivudual fates, and on the other, how individuals reproduce frameworks based on those expectations. Full article is available only in Georgian.

By Tamta Tatarashvili

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

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