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 Eka Tsereteli

Eka Tsereteli

WHRD, Co-Founder, Director
Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG)

Eka Tsereteli is an activist and women rights defender, co-founder and director of feminist organization Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG). Eka’s feministic work is centered around transformative practices of organizational management, arts and creative initiatives, integration of multimedia and innovative technologies in activism. Since 2000, she has authored and implemented different initiatives directed towards ensuring gender equality, strengthening women and queer community and advocating their rights. She has organized multiple exhibitions and multimedia projects directed at changing public attitudes towards issues of queer community and women. Her work and experience in activism includes cooperation with different local and international organization both at executive positions and at the positions that bear responsibility for strategy development.

Human rights defenders in Georgia are often subjected to physical attacks, threats and insults, defamation, and slander. In most cases, these forms of intimidation are levelled against those who protect and promote the rights of migrants and members of national, religious, or sexual minorities, as well as those working on politically sensitive cases and in remote areas where they have almost no opportunities for protection.