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ⓘ Rusudan Gotsiridze is a bishop of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia. She is a political activist for womens rights. In 2014, Gotsiridze received the Int ..




Rusudan Gotsiridze
                                     

ⓘ Rusudan Gotsiridze

Rusudan Gotsiridze is a bishop of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia. She is a political activist for womens rights. In 2014, Gotsiridze received the International Women of Courage Award.

Gotsiridze was the first female Baptist bishop in Georgia. She supports a policy of womens equality. Gotsiridze has spoken out against the use of physical force to harm women. She started a series of discussions between religious groups in order to prevent disagreements and to help minority religions. She was also one of the first members of the religious community in Georgia to publicly support the rights of the LGBT community. Gotsiridze spoke at the sixth United Nations Forum on Minority Issues about religious minorities in Georgia.

                                     

1. Other websites

  • 2015 International Women of Courage Awards, U.S. State Department photostream on Flickr
  • Bishop Gotsiridzes Twitter account
  • Secretarys International Women of Courage Award U.S. Department of State
  • Cup of Tea Theology: Bishop Rusudan Gotsiridzes talk at TEDxTbilisi