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TASO Foundation (TF)

15, Rezo Tabukashvili Str.
0108 Tbilisi
Georgia

Phone No.: +995 32 92 05 95
Fax No.: +995 32 92 05 95
E-mail adress:info@taso.org.ge
 marina@taso.org.ge
Internet:http://taso.org.ge/cgi-bin/index.pl?l=1
 https://www.facebook.com/TasoFoundation
Contact person: Marina Tabukashvili

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TASO Foundation (TF) was transformed from Open Society - Georgia Foundation Women´s Program (1998-2006) and started operating as an independent national women´s fund since early 2007. TF, as part of women´s movement of Georgia and its supporter, is involved in the work aimed at the creation of a peaceful and just environment, an environment where each woman will be entitled for a free choice and self-realization and will exercise her rights and freedoms without hindrance.

Mission
Women´s empowerment for human rights, equality, social justice and peace in Georgia.

Vision
In order to impel the activism of women isolated from public domain, it is necessary to merge works aiming at overcoming poverty with programs for the empowerment of women for social activism. Steady and continuous work for the involvement of population in democracy development has to be based on cooperation between experienced NGOs/experts and community based women.

Activities:
Taso Foundation conducts the following:
• making grants to support initiatives of women activists, women´s groups and organizations;
• implement operational programs; implement mixed (operational & grant-giving) projects;
• act as women´s memory research center (resource center with library and textual, photo and video archives);
• participate in policy making and act as an advocate for ensuring gender equality and women´s rights;
• prepare, publish and distribute the books including the publication of two series of TF Women´s Memory (since 2004) and Feminist Library (since 2007);
• support documentary making through grant-giving and producing documentaries;
• collaborate with other civil society organizations, media, state institutions, and participate in events of Georgian women´s movement;
• participate in global networks: Foundations for Peace Network; International Network of Women’s Funds, Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, International Human Rights Funders Group and International Oral History Association.

Ongoing long term Programs:
• Social mobilization of women in rural, conflict affected, IDP and ethnic minority communities: empowering women for social participation, building community resource centers for awareness and development of the communities; since 2010;
• Support social activism of community based groups of young volunteers; since 2011;
• Community Philanthropy: support the growing Network of Community Foundations (currently: 11 foundations) in their grant-giving activism; since 2012;
• Gender responsive budgeting: building collaboration between women’s groups and local government officials for considering community needs and requirements in municipal plans and budgets; since 2011;
• Raising quality of local governance through establishment of local village councils; since 2015.

Marina Tabukashvili is the General Director of Taso Foundation.

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