THE CGI was founded in 2015. Since then, our projects have included working to expand the research and analysis of Second Wave feminists to help immigrant and minority women who live in shame-and-honor cultures.

We have been researching and publishing material about honor based violence including honor killing, interviewing victims of such violence, with a special interest in identifying for what may account for a successful escape from honor-based violence.

We host evenings, attend and present at conferences, appear in the media to elevate understanding globally and strengthen women individually.

Our projects include our Advisor-in-Chief, Dr. Phyllis Chesler's continuing academic studies at Middle East Quarterly about honor killing; feminist analysis of the burqa and face veil; consulting with feminists globally who work in these areas and with those who are starting websites and social media campaigns to deal with such issues on every continent. Dr. Chesler has also written about the rescue of Yazidi and Christian sex slaves from ISIS which were primarily undertaken by the Sister Hatune Dogan Foundation. CGI has sent medical supplies to an orphanage in India which the Hatune Dogan Foundation operates.

The CGI has also participated in the legendary and controversial struggle for Jewish women's rights in Jerusalem--first, by publishing the earliest accounts of this struggle in On The Issues magazine in 1989 and 1990 and more recently by funding the latest stages of this 28 year grassroots battle.

Dr. Chesler is publishing her Collected Writings in the above areas (gender apartheid and honor killing) in two volumes for an academic publisher: Transaction/Taylor and Francis.

CGI is undertaking a publishing program which will include writing articles for selected venues and re-publishing some pioneering feminist works with new Introductions and Study Guides for students, therapeutic practitioners, and diverse populations.


Last night, I had dinner with my good friend and colleague, (the very tall and imposing Dane), Hans Erling Jensen, the President of the Hatune Dogan Foundation. I have written about his work before and may do so soon again. He is involved with Sister Hatune in the rescue of Christians and Yazidis from Muslim-majority countries and in orphanages and refugee centers around the world. My dear friend Merle Hoffman (Choices Global Institute for Education and Healing, for which I serve as Advisor-in-Chief), has sent medical supplies to this Foundation in India and Tibet. And, a good time was had by all.