Kato Mikeladze Award For The Women Human Rights Defenders In Georgia
Kato Mikeladze Award for the Women Human Rights Defenders has been established by the Women's Fund in Georgia (WFG) in 2013 to honor women's rights activists and to celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day.
Each year Women's Fund in Georgia names one woman activist as winner of Kato Mikeladze Award.
Kato Mikeladze was a feminist, women's rights activist and publicist in 20th century Georgia.
The goal of the Kato Mikeladze Award is to build a safe environment in which WHRDs work is acknowledged and recognized, where the public is made aware of the important work that WHRDs do in Georgia and where WHRDs can become role models for a younger generation of women. WFG believes that this award will help to encourage women's rights defenders in their struggle for justice.
The first Award ceremony was held on 29th November 2013, where the first winner of the Kato Mikeladze Award was announced to beEkaterine Aghdgomelashvili, a distinguished women's rights defender and queer activist in Georgia. The winner of 2014 Kato Mikeladze Award became Marina Tabukashvili, director of “Taso – Women's Fund and Memory Research Center”. The winner of 2015 Kato Mikeladze Award became feminist artist and activist - Lia Ukleba.