“Overcoming Gender Backlash” – International Gender Workshop in Kiev, 2013

International Gender Workshop “Overcoming Gender Backlash: Experiences of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Poland” was organized and hosted by Heinrich Boell Foundation office in Kyiv in October 2013. South Caucasus Regional Office participated in the conference and supported visit of activists from Georgia and Armenia: Maia Barkaia, Lili Mamulashvili (Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group) and Anna Nikogosyan (Society without Violence).

Materials presented during the workshop is published electronically. The workshop demonstrated, that regardless of regional differences, the common tendencies for all six countries have recently become the rise of religion and nationalism that have threatened the achievements of feminist and LGBT-movements and have been pulling the societies backwards.