On February 20th, 2023, a draft law on ´Agents of Foreign Influence´ was submitted to the Georgian parliament. It raises serious concerns about the state of freedom, democracy, and social justice in the country, and compromises hard-won progress in the field of human rights.
The Fund's ex-director's letter on the new beginnings, big changes and sharing power as a feminist choice.
While we are trying to estimate the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions and influence on women’s and human rights organizations, our societies fell into another catastrophe - Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, devastating for the Ukrainian people and economy, sending shockwaves throughout the region and the globe. These complex emergencies are reshaping the Black Sea region’s dynamics and have brought forward new challenges for human rights protection and promotion. The lack of economic sustainability, the deepening gender inequalities, the rise of militarism, and governments’ lack of capacity to reach and serve the most vulnerable, further established the new role of the CSOs in conflict resolution and handling the increased demand for help.
Within the scopes of the project, Women’s Fund in Georgia issued 4 grants. The groups/organziations filled a survey aiming to understand the perceptions of being involved in the feminist movement in the countries listed, the obstacles to such movements, and what resources are needed to strengthen the movements.
Women’s funds of Ukraine, Poland, Armenia and Georgia, with the financial support of Filia and Federal Foreign Office launched a joint project “Feminist Landscapes – Civil society dialogue with all voices”