The seventh issue of CIVICUS is about gender-related issues. Here you can read the speech Kato Mikeladze wasn’t allowed to give during the National Congress of Georgia. You will also be introduced to several articles and interviews about women’s movements, emancipation, domestic violence, women’s public role. The authors will try to answer the following questions: Can there be any kind of connection between kindergartens and emancipation of women? Is sex and professional choice somehow connected? Is the Georgian woman “the recluse”? Is it possible that women can become underprivileged again?
In this issue, you will also read the review of Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and the interview with Nino Bekishvili who talks about the Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich. Alexievich is the fourteenth female writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.