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Exhibition / Lecture 02 June 2018

EMANCIPATION IN SOUTH CAUCASUS: ON THE TRAIL OF GEORGIAN WOMEN

16:00 Location: Hamburg Zentralbibliothek, Bücherhallen, Hühnerposten 1, Haupteingang, 20097 Hamburg, Germany Organizer: Georgian National Book Center, SOVLAB, Filia.de Frauenstiftung, HBS Tbilisi, Zentrale Bücherhalle Hamburg, Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Speakers: Nino Lejava, Irakli Khvadagiani, Mariam Topchishvili
Moderator: Dr. Heike Pfitzner

The history of Georgian feminism is complicated and full of contradictions. Since the end of the 19th century, when new social and educational movements became active in the West, Georgian people also supported the idea of proliferating the woman’s role and function in society. The political upheavals in the 20th century interrupted this natural development. There was no feminism in the ‘Victory of Socialism’ nation. The totalitarian state, however, which formally assigned women the same rights as men, was deeply patriarchal. Nevertheless, there were a number of women in Georgia who created something new, made discoveries, fought for change and didn’t shy away from innovation. They didn’t know at the time what significance their efforts would have for the future.