Women in politics

Ani Tsitlidze, 29, Zugdidi

Education -------------- “You’re a Gurian traded for a dog” they say, but we have been living in Zugdidi for eight generations. I graduated from high school in 2003. Back then university entry exams were still very corrupt. My mother is a teacher and my father is a former...

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Tamar Kordzaia, Tbilisi

„I had an innate sense of protest against prohibitions ever since I can remember but I gave it the name “gender based discrimination” only later, when I became a majoritarian MP candidate. Even as a little girl, I realized that my brother was in a...

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Elene Khoshtaria, 37, Tbilisi

„I long as I can remember myself, I’ve always been energetic both at school and in the university. My top priority in life has been work; however, my busy life-style never interfered with my private life. In 2004, when I started work as a public...

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Maka Mosiashvili, Telavi

„The worst period of my life was the time I spent in prison. I avoid remembering it as much as I can. I think I have talked about so much that I’ve finally exhausted it, but I still have to relive my horrible experience every...

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Tamuna Nikoleishvili, 28, Kutaisi

„In our culture, single women are classified into two groups: unmarried and to-be-married. There is zero tolerance to a woman’s free will. On the contrary, if a woman is not married by a certain age, she becomes suspicious in the public eye. I frequently have...

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Lela, 40, Kutaisi

"I realized in my early childhood that females represented the ‘inferior sex’. There were two children in the family - my sister and me. We often heard from our father that he was not motivated in life because he did not have a son -...

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