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Women’s advocates fight an uphill battle against domestic violence in Abkhazia

There is no legislation protecting people from domestic violence in Abkhazia, nor are there any shelters for victims. 

Women’s advocates fight an uphill battle against domestic violence in Abkhazia

By Marianna Kotova

There is no legislation protecting people from domestic violence in Abkhazia, nor are there any shelters for victims. 

Video | Azerbaijan’s first feminist concert

On 28 February, feminist collective Fem Utopia organised a concert featuring feminist protest songs. 

Video | Azerbaijan’s first feminist concert

On 28 February, feminist collective Fem Utopia organised a concert featuring feminist protest songs. 

Opinion | Who are the feminists in Azerbaijan?

We must distinguish feminists from those who say they advocate for equality but reject the ‘f-word’. 

Opinion | Who are the feminists in Azerbaijan?

By Vahid Aliyev

We must distinguish feminists from those who say they advocate for equality but reject the ‘f-word’. 

Leak targets prominent Azerbaijani feminist in run-up to Women’s Day 

The private Facebook conversations from Gulnara Mehdiyeva were published amidst an online campaign targeting women’s rights activists.

Leak targets prominent Azerbaijani feminist in run-up to Women’s Day 

The private Facebook conversations from Gulnara Mehdiyeva were published amidst an online campaign targeting women’s rights activists.

After grisly murder, women hold protest in Baku

The protest comes a week after the murder and dismemberment of Banu Maharramova.

After grisly murder, women hold protest in Baku

The protest comes a week after the murder and dismemberment of Banu Maharramova.

Azerbaijani feminists roast MP over domestic violence comments

MP Razi Nurullayev cast doubt on the existence of gender-based violence and warned that equality ‘must not be abused to spread immorality in society.’

Azerbaijani feminists roast MP over domestic violence comments

MP Razi Nurullayev cast doubt on the existence of gender-based violence and warned that equality ‘must not be abused to spread immorality in society.’

Chechen women scolded and forced to remove niqabs on state TV

The women were reprimanded on Grozny TV by the Mufti of Chechnya and the head of Grozny’s Department of Interior.

Chechen women scolded and forced to remove niqabs on state TV

The women were reprimanded on Grozny TV by the Mufti of Chechnya and the head of Grozny’s Department of Interior.

Sweeping labour reforms go ahead in Georgia despite opposition from business groups

The amendments are widely expected to pass in the third and final reading in the coming weeks.

Sweeping labour reforms go ahead in Georgia despite opposition from business groups

The amendments are widely expected to pass in the third and final reading in the coming weeks.

Voice | ‘They say Georgia is a tolerant and diverse country; these are just words’

Gulgun Mamadli, 22, talks about experiencing xenophobia and hate speech during the pandemic.

Voice | ‘They say Georgia is a tolerant and diverse country; these are just words’

Gulgun Mamadli, 22, talks about experiencing xenophobia and hate speech during the pandemic.

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