WECF Georgia celebrates the 2022 Media4Equality Awards

WECF Georgia, media is a powerful tool to fight and change persisting gender stereotypes, gender violence and discrimination. On December 12, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) – Georgia supported by the European Union and the German Embassy awarded the inspiring winners of the Media4Equality Award 2022. During this year´s Media4Equality Award ceremony, seven 1st place winners and Equality Champions were being honoured and celebrated. Their work promotes gender equality and ethical media coverage and pushes for building a gender-equal and inclusive society in Georgia.

“We believe that the ethical media plays a key role in promoting gender equality, creating feminist agenda and building inclusive societies.”  Sascha Gabizon, Director of WECF International

The Media4Equality award highlights the importance of independent, multimedia, and social media platforms and puts gender justice and human rights on the agenda of journalists, photographers, bloggers, social media content creators and students. This year´s 1st place Equality Champions were awarded in six categories:

  • Tornike Mandaria in Best Central Media Product category
  • Lela Dumbadze in Best Regional Media Product category
  • Aniki Gelashvili in Best Visual Product category
  • Queer in Best Digital Platform category
  • Natia Gulisashvili in Best Individual Content Creator in Social Media category
  • Mariam Kvaratskhelia in Best Media Product Created By a Student category
  • Eka Kevanishvili received the special prize for her significant contribution to the development of ethical media

We would like to thank and congratulate all winners, nominees and participants for their contribution to empower women and other marginalized groups of people, point out problems of inequality and fight gender discrimination and violence in Georgia and beyond.