Assisting immigrant and minority women living in shame-and-honor cultures


Project Kesher Russia is teaming up with CGI to make women’s healthcare in Russia more responsive to the needs of women. PKR and CGI seek to improve women’s access to healthcare information, to address taboos that make it difficult for women to get good information and act on it, to maximize women’s choices in healthcare decision making, and to start increasing the commitment of the Russian medical community to patient-focused healthcare.

• The studies of CGI Advisor-in-Chief Dr. Phyllis Chesler at Middle East Quarterly about honor killing and the publication of her collected writings on gender apartheid and honor killing (Transaction/Taylor and Francis)

• Feminist analysis of the burqa and face veil and consultation 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’s research and writing about the rescue of Yazidi and Christian sex slaves from ISIS, primarily undertaken by the Sister Hatune Dogan foundation, and sending medical supplies to an orphanage in India which the Hatune Dogan Foundation operates

• Continuing reportage and analysis of the legendary and controversial struggle for Jewish women’s rights in Jerusalem – first covered in n the Issues Magazine in 1989-1990 – and funding the latest stages of this 28-year grassroots battle.

Publishing Program

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

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