Women of Georgia
Women in Georgia very often lack a voice of their own. Their opinions, feelings, dreams, aspirations, and achievements can be conveyed by others, often the men around them. The Women in Georgia project gives a voice to these women, allowing them to tell their own stories — in their own words.
Tamuna Gakhokidze, 37, is HIV-positive woman from Tbilisi who speaks about her diagnosis, about stigma, as well as how she discovered her diagnosis and learnt to live with it.
Keti Tomeishvili, 48, from Vani, spent 14 years working abroad to support her family, before coming home and starting a successful business.
Rusudan Chelidze, 80, from the village of Zemo Bakhvi, Guria remembers growing up as the child of a politically repressed family with her sister and the difficulties they had to face.
Nino Bluashvili, 21, talks of joining the military, the reactions of those around her, and life as a cadet as a woman in Georgia’s armed forces.