Caucasian Feminist Institute

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About us

"Caucasian Feminist Institute" is a Think Tank built on reach experience and knowledge gained over decades of feminist fieldwork of the women's group in Georgia, Eastern Europe and Worldwide.
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The vision of CFI

Advanced women's status and realized substantial equality between Women and Men in all spheres of life.
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Our mission of CFI

To unite the effort of feminist groups to eliminate conceptual and systemic roots of women's suppression through activism, education, research, policymaking and philanthropy.


We fulfill of our mission based on feminist ethics and women's solidarity.
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History and Track Record

"Caucasian Feminist Institute" is a legatee of the "Feminist Club," the first Feminist nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in Georgia on September 4, 1998. CFI is in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2005.


CFI plays a pioneering role in advancing feminist thinking and practice in Georgia:

  • Establishes the first Feminist Library and the first Feminist Newsletter in Tbilisi, Georgia (1998);
  • Makes first break-through in the national Media on Feminist issues (1998)
  • Translates and edits feminist literature and books — "Feminist Anthology", "Domestic violence for beginners," numerous articles (1998 - 2015)
  • Conducts the first feminist workshop-seminars in Tbilisi and regions of Georgia (1999-2015);
  • Organises conferences on Feminism and WHR in Georgia and internationally (2000 - 2019);
  • Conducts the first "Feminist Summer Schools" in Georgia with the participation of national and international students and experts (2007 - 2013);

  • Organizes Feminist actions, such as "Caucasian V-day", "March 8," "Action against women and war crimes";
  • Develops "Frontline for Equality" — the Public Relations centre for the promotion of Women's Human Rights and Feminism; "Frontline" connects activists, experts, students and feminist artists with Media, relevant institutions and the general public (2011 - 2015)
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History and Track Record

"Caucasian Feminist Institute" is a legatee of the "Feminist Club," the first Feminist nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in Georgia on September 4, 1998. CFI is in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2005.


CFI plays a pioneering role in advancing feminist thinking and practice in Georgia:

  • Establishes the first Feminist Library and the first Feminist Newsletter in Tbilisi, Georgia (1998);
  • Makes first break-through in the national Media on Feminist issues (1998)
  • Translates and edits feminist literature and books — "Feminist Anthology", "Domestic violence for beginners," numerous articles (1998 - 2015)
  • Conducts the first feminist workshop-seminars in Tbilisi and regions of Georgia (1999-2015);
  • Organises conferences on Feminism and WHR in Georgia and internationally (2000 - 2019);
  • Conducts the first "Feminist Summer Schools" in Georgia with the participation of national and international students and experts (2007 - 2013);

  • Organizes Feminist actions, such as "Caucasian V-day", "March 8," "Action against women and war crimes";
  • Develops "Frontline for Equality" — the Public Relations centre for the promotion of Women's Human Rights and Feminism; "Frontline" connects activists, experts, students and feminist artists with Media, relevant institutions and the general public (2011 - 2015).

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CFI plays a pioneering role in advancing women in politics and decision-making in Georgia:

  • Establishes the first national Women's Political Network with partner women's CSOs to promote women's representation in politics and starts work with political parties in Georgia;

  • As a member of Women's Political Network gives a start to the National Democratic Institute women's program;
  • Organizes support for a first feminist candidate running for office in Parliamentary elections 1999;
  • Advocates for International Republican Institute women's program (2002);
  • Establishes Women's Political Resource Centre, which conducts leadership training for women running-for-office, sets a campaign-running centre for women in a pre-election period, monitors elections from a gender perspective by mobilizing women-election-observers groups (2002 - 2016);
  • Widens Women's Political Network by including women from different political parties, initiates "Multi-Party Women's Political Caucus" and "Women's Political Forum" to promote interaction between women in political parties and to improve their communication with women's electorate (2006 - 2014);
  • Holds national wide pre-election Media Campaign to support women's participation in politics (1999 - 2014);
  • Composes and edits in Georgian: monthly bulletin for nongovernmental organizations working on women's issues and newspaper inlays "women and Politics" for eight local papers (1999 - 2010), Reports on "Gender aspects of elections" (1999 - 2016);
  • Organizes "Political Schools" for women: "Women and Local Governance"; "Gender, Politics and Law"; "Women, Media and Elections"; "Summer School on Global Security and Women" (2005 - 2017);
  • Advocates for the adoption of gender quota in politics and gender equality legislation: presentes several legislative recommendations on gender quota (1999 - 2020); elaborates draft of the Gender Equality Law, workes on Law against Domestic Violence, Law against trafficking in person, Anti-Discrimination Law;
  • Joins Task Forse on Women's Political Participation, which provides technical support to final adoption of quota system in Georgia in 2020.
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CFI plays a pioneering role in civil society collaboration with the United Nations and the implementation of CEDAW in Georgia


  • Composes first "Alternative Reports" to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women ( 1999 - 2006);
  • Acquires Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and submits Quadrennial Report (2005 - 2020)
  • Participates in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Sessions (1999-2020); Organizes first side events on Women's Status in Georgia and on Constitution Processes and Democracy building during CSW59;
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CFI promotes women's entrepreneurship and philanthropy


  • Promotes corporal responsibility in Georgia and encourages the cooperation of CSOs with the business sector.
  • Conducts diverse fundraising activities, such as organizing assistance to IDPs in Tbilisi after the Georgian-Russian war of 2008, disabled women, women artists (2008 - 2015).
  • Supports the establishment of a women-run business entity "Yard Catering", where over 15 women are employed full time (2011 - 2020).

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