In order to strenghen the awareness of young people, to support the developement in the context of gender equality, the South Caucasus Office of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation started an essay contest at several centres of university education.
By Khatuna Samnidze
The "Georgian woman " is a joint product of the earth and the sky, and that makes her unique compared to every other woman in the world. She is a moral project, which is different from all other existing biological-psychological projects. In her essay, the author describes the four possible roles of women in the present Georgian society.
By Ani Chankotadze
This jubilee year of marking International Women’s Day and women solidarity within Montenegrin context sharpens a painful paradox lived by women wedged between socrealistic past and democratic future in, as it seems, intransient transitional present.
By Paula Petričević
How do feminists in Serbia perceive March 8? Do they believe that
International Women’s Day is still relevant, especially in the country
with socialist legacy? Do feminists in Serbia feel that March 8 is “the
day of their own”? - A summary of the research by
By Adriana Zaharijević and Katarina Lončarević
This essay analyzes the influence of stereotypes in schools and the education system on the development of gender roles. It illustrates the differences between female and male students in schools and universities with respect to their academic performance, attitudes, expectations, and typical behavior patterns and analyzed the biological and social causes and reasons for these differences.
The international women's day in Croatia. How is it celebrated, and is it still a process? Does
its substance change, and how, and even more so its meaning? Present and past characteristics of March 8th.
By Djurdja Knezevic
The video documentary "Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina" by the NGO Infohouse and the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation reports about the current situation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina. While gender equality isn't wide spread in society, things change on March 8th. So: Where in fact are women in Bosnia and Herzegovina today?
Since independence, the government of Azerbaijan has been struggling to
formulate its policy approach to the so-called “women’s question”. This question in Azerbaijan continues to be
challenging since the dominant national discourse primarily regards
women as mothers and guardians of national traditions.
By Yuliya Aliyeva Gureyeva
Although the Georgian government has made
some positive attempts to elaborate and implement a gender equality
strategy and has adopted international obligations like the other South
Caucasus countries, it must make a greater commitment to ensure gender
equality and combat all kinds of discrimination against women.
By Ketevan Chkheidze
In 2003, Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of the first transition countries in the region to adopt the Gender Equality Law. But today women are still exposed to discrimination as well as new and brutal forms of exploitation in the informal labour market. Women are also often exposed to sexual exploitation and trafficking and to widespread male violence.
By Dr. Nada Ler-Sofronić