Gender and war – Women’s experiences in the conflict zones, IDP women

Meri Lobzhanidze, 62 years old, Kutaisi

,,If I looked at my life, like it were a movie, two episodes like red lines would stroke my mind, stark and emotional: fireballs launched at our plane escaping Sokhumi, and the doomed scream of a girl mercilessly forced into a car.  I was 18 years old when I left Sokhumi and moved to Kutaisi to study. I loved the technical subjects and...


Teona Babutsidze, 20, the village of Kvemo Achabeti/Tserovani and Salome Mindiashvili, 20, the village of Kemerti/Tserovani

„(Salome) We are internally displaced persons (IDP) and therefore considered as a vulnerable group. Here, in Tserovani, there were two non-government organizations (NGO), implementing various projects. It is fair to say that we started participating in different events since the winter of 2009. Teona and...