Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG) is an LBT-led feminist group working to ensure the full involvement equal participation in social, political, cultural and economic life for all women in Georgia. Their work utilizes a three-pronged strategy to achieve their goals: empower and build leadership of women, advocate for inclusive policies and popularize feminist values to instill societal respect for women on the margins, particularly LBT women. As a result of their recent successful advocacy using Universal Periodic Review mechanism to create pressure on their government, the country is now taking concrete steps to address anti-LBTQ violence and mandate officer training nationally. upports their community mobilization and media engagement strategies aimed at generating positive visibility on LBT issues, including the launch of a new 16 Days Campaign against gender-based violence.
Check out our 2018 International Wom*n’s Day video featuring Maya Tabidze of WISG: