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Proving Myths Wrong Every Day

“Village women have no easy life. Daily tasks never end. Though I believe you can do a lot for yourself, for your family, for your community. It takes effort, but it’s possible,” says Keti Gorelishvili.

Keti lives in Sakobiano, a small village in Pankisi Gorge, populated by a Muslim community. A lot of decisions in her village are made by the council of the elderly, composed exclusively with men. Yet women strive to have their say too and become economically and socially independent.

Keti is a director of a local school and she also runs a small turkey farm.

“Turkeys are my income but teaching is what I like most. My deputy is currently on her maternity leave, so I have to manage all administrative tasks myself.”

Coming back home, Keti holds her 2-year-old daughter in her arms.

“I always tell other women — you don’t have to sacrifice either your job or your family life. It’s a myth. And I prove this myth wrong every day.“

Article by UNDP Georgia