Babutsa Pataraia


Babutsa is director of Sapari Union, a Tbilisi-based women’s rights organisation striving to create an equal, non-discriminatory environment for women in Georgia. She is also Chair of Human Rights House Tbilisi, and previously founded the Georgian Women’s Movement, a group uniting 3,000 women in various advocacy campaigns. During her fellowship, Babutsa plans to complete her book, “Secret Stories of Girls” – a collection of stories frequently told among teenage girls on taboo topics, such as incest, harassment, rape, virginity, menstruation and sexuality.