Activists in Azerbaijan held a protest against domestic violence on Sunday despite attempts by the police to break it up. Police arrested several of the protesters, who were predominantly women, with activists accusing them of using excessive force. [Read more…]
Research by CRRC-Georgia suggests people are less likely to understand what feminism is and have a less positive view of it than the other similar terms about gender equality. [Read more…]
As more and more women choose to enter politics in revolutionary ‘New Armenia’, a debate is raging within the country’s feminist circles: how best to transform Armenia's patriarchal systems — from within or without. [Read more…]
Despite a rise in the awareness of women’s rights in Georgia, feminist activists have found themselves up against a deeply-rooted culture that hinders further progress. Early marriages, a lack of recognition of the need for more female decision-makers, and impassivity towards women’s issues in the male-dominated parliament create a compounding, socially-driven force that stands on the way of gender equality.
Dozens of women’s rights activists gathered in Tbilisi on 10 December to rally against sexual violence and harassment. [Read more…]
Women’s rights activists have presented a petition to Georgia’s Parliament calling sexual harassment to be outlawed in public and at workplaces. [Read more…]
Child marriage and forced marriage in Azerbaijan leave some young women with an impossible choice: family or freedom. In spite of pressure from family, the police, and schools, some unwilling brides-to-be still decide to run away. [Read more…]
Around 150 people gathered on Tbilisi’s Aghmashenebeli Avenue on 19 July, in solidarity with a woman who was threatened with gang rape after criticising a far-right march in the city. Aghmashenebeli was recently host to the ethno-nationalist, male-dominated ‘March of Georgians’.