ქართული | English |

Women from the Past - Example for the Future


With the financial support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and Georgian National Commission for UNESCO, the Media Development Fund (MDF) implements the project Women from the Past – Example for the Future. The aim of the project is to inform society about female public figures of various epochs and popularize their activity; to promote gender equality based on historical examples.
More...
Women from the Past - Example for the Future

Women for Change


Media Development Foundation, MDF implements the project Women for Change with the support of the Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings.
More...
Women for Change

Maro Makashvili, Student


In 1921, when Russia’s 11th Red Army advanced on Tbilisi and Georgian youth left for Kojori and Tabakhmeli to fight against the Soviet army, the 19-year-old student Maro Makashvili joined the Red Cross as a nurse and went with the Georgian regiment heading for Kojori. After two days she was mortally wounded by a splinter of a bomb. She was buried along with military school students in the yard of former military cathedral, on the territory of current building of parliament on the Rustaveli Avenue.
More...
Maro Makashvili, Student

Carla Serena, Traveler


According to the newspaper Droeba, Carla Serena, known in Europe as “the first woman traveler,” traveled in Georgia twice at the end of 19th century. Carla Serena’s work, “Caucasian Sketches,” dated 1844, contains significant information as well as drawings of various regions of Georgia, their ethnographic, religious diversity. The book includes landscapes of Akhaltsikhe, Borjomi, Gori; portraits of people and drawings of their daily life.
More...
Carla Serena, Traveler

Kato Mikeladze - Journalist, public figure


“Citizens, the slavery of women was not historically customary to Georgia… Spousal relationship of Georgian people was always of friendly nature. This is proved, if not by the contemporary life, by our ancient language which called such a relationship the pulling of a yoke. Public activity was not strange to Georgian women and at the times when our brave fathers were busy sharpening their swords to repel enemy our mothers took care of civil life. They were engaged in spreading literacy and religion, curing diseases, building cathedrals, castles and fortresses that were ruined by enemies, and in many other activities."
More...
Kato Mikeladze - Journalist, public figure

Ekaterine Tarkhnishvili – Gabashvili - Writer, public figure


“Is it not better for them follow the example of noble women of other nations and to contribute one hundredth of their income to charity, spend one hundredth of their time on the care for the poor! Will feeding hungry, rearing an orphan, pointing the way to disoriented, taking care of the feeble not be the nourishment for their empty hearts, their hollow souls of which these our idle, reasonless and mindless woman are definitely aware.
More...
Ekaterine Tarkhnishvili – Gabashvili - Writer, public figure

Ethel Annakin-Snowden - Public figure


"The fact that these people are not, like the people of Azerbaijan, dominated by the Bolsheviks, but are opposed to Bolshevism in practice and in theory, makes it easier for them to trade with other countries, and this, with their more ample supplies, accounts for their well-fed appearance.”
More...
Ethel Annakin-Snowden - Public figure

Aziani – Natalia Dondarova - Playwright


“This play [Engineer or Doctor] belongs to one young Armenian lady and the writing shows quite a talent taking into account that this is the first step of this young lady on the literary arena. In our opinion, among original plays offered this year none has proved to be a play of such a talent ….”
More...
Aziani – Natalia Dondarova - Playwright

Nino (Ninutsa) Kipiani - Lawyer, public figure


Our national advancement requires the development of a program. Such a program must be designed through a congress. The congress must be attended by representatives of all nations, all parties. The congress is a necessity in current situation. No one knows what kind of changes will take place in the foreseeable future and we must be ready for that and if we fail to help ourselves during these changes, it will be late to do that thereafter…
More...
Nino (Ninutsa) Kipiani - Lawyer, public figure

Nato Gabunia – Tsagareli - Actress


“I had many good times on the stage and bad times too. Theatre was everything for me and still remains to be such… Perhaps I am not worth of the stage but the stage means everything to me. My family, my Asiko, my praying house and so on and so forth… The god is one who I deeply trust as the god but I also believe that there are gods on the earth too, who penetrate hearts of humans, understand their sorrow and undertake to cure it. Here, on the earth, I have my gods who give me - the weakened, tortured feeble person – the power to live.”
More...
Nato Gabunia – Tsagareli - Actress

Marijani - Mariam Aleksidze-Tkemaladze, Poet, writer


Poem "Mirror of dowry ", performed by Marijani.
More...
Marijani - Mariam Aleksidze-Tkemaladze, Poet, writer

Address of Member organizations of the civil platform No to Phobia!

We, the nongovernmental organizations united under the civil platform No to Phobia! believe that an alarming tendency of late of increased violence against women and femicide requires a joint response from the government, other institutions and the wider society. It must however be noted that the primary responsibility for this response lies with the government.

2014 Tolerance Award Winners Revealed

Media Development Foundation - MDF, Ilia State University and United Nations Association of Georgia - UNAG have established an annual Award of Tolerance for media outlets, journalists and bloggers who contribute to the culture of tolerance and ensure ethical coverage of diversity issues.  

Training on gender and conflict-related Issues

Within the frame of the training on "Increasing Media’s Awareness of Women’s Role in Peace and Security" organized by UN Women and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) on July 26, in Kobuleti the Chairman of Media Development Foundation Board Tamar Kintsurashvili delivered the training on international practice of gender and conflict-sensitive reporting and presented the challenges on related topics in the Georgian media.

Joint Statement of Non-governmental Organizations Concerning Sexist Fragment of TV Program on GDS TV

We would like to react to a fragment from the TV program “Bina -18,” aired by GDS TV Studio on July 9, which contained humiliating visualization of a female body.  

Winners of the contest awarded

Media Development Foundation (MDF) held the awarding ceremony of the 10 bloggers, winners of the contest "My leader Woman" and 10 leader women at the Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi, on June 19.

Exhibition at Batumi Press-cafe

Media Development Foundation (MDF) completed a cycle of the exhibitions – Women from the Past – Example for the Future at Press-Cafe in Batumi on June 3.  

Civic Activism and women's political participation – training in Batumi

Media Development Foundation (MDF) held training on “Civic Activism and women's political participation" for the members of the Youth Center in Press-Cafe in Batumi on May 3.

Exhibition at Kutaisi’s Center for Civic Engagement

Media Development Foundation (MDF) held an exhibition - Women from the Past – Example for the Future in the Kutaisi’s Center for Civic Engagement on May 22.  

Civic Activism and women's political participation – training in Kutaisi

Media Development Foundation (MDF) held training on “Civic Activism and women's political participation" for the members of the Youth Center in Kutaisi’s Center for Civic Engagement on May 22.

Exhibition in Gori

Media Development Foundation (MDF) continues holding a cycle of the exhibitions – “Women from the Past – Example for the Future” in various regions of Georgia. An exhibition was held in Gori town on May 20.  
1 2 3 4
Subscribe
  

 

 


  © 2020 Design by SPAR.GE