One billion rising event taking place in the heart of Tbilisi at the metro station Rustaveli on V-day; arranged by Women’s Fund of Georgia and Identoba.
“Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive, contagious, it breaksthe rules. It can happen anywhere, anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it’s free.
Dancing insists we take up space, we go there together in community.
Dance joins us and pushes us to go further and that is why it’s at the center of ONE BILLION RISING.” – Eve Ensler
So right now I am in Kazbegi participating in the Gender Theme Group Retreat arranged by UNWomen and Asian Development Bank.
Today I and Mariam Gagoshashvili from Women’s Fund of Georgia facilitated one of the sessions; Brainstorming on how to strengthen partnership with civil society organisations working on gender equality and women’s rights issues. A very important and appreciated element in our presentation were the findings of the small survey which we conducted in our networks of Kvinna till Kvinna partner organisations and Women’s Fund of Georgia grantees – so many thanks to each and everyone who took the time to respond to our small survey.
The discussions were lively and we hope that it will lead to increased cooperation between International organisations and local women’s organisations/groups in order to strengthen women’s organising and a women’s movement.
Mariam Gogoshashvili, Women’s Fund of Georgia and Sara Laginder, Kvinna till Kvinna.