Caucasus: Women's rights

Security, in the Caucasus and beyond… prepares for International Women's Day by chronicling key developments in women's rights in the region. However, with many traditional practices slow to die out, the blog says that changes in societal values brought about during the Soviet years have been overturned since independence. In particular, it notes, this includes the custom of women retaining their virginity until marriage, domestic violence, and the resurgence of patriarchy.


  • In Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1st call for international womens day in 1910, we are making an online reader’s edition of our new book, Wings & Dreams: 4 Elements of a New Feminism, accessible here.

    Please share this among your women’s communities.

    The Sophia Sirius Publishing Team

  • I am excited to participate in any discussion related to the liberation of women in the Caucasus. My beloved Georgia has a very dark element which has become accepted as normal, godly, right and good…and this is the subjugation of our sisters. I look forward to hearing other’s thoughts on this sad issue. Thank you, Thomas Dunning, Chicago * Dublin * Tbilisi

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