The “Open Society Foundation – Georgia” was implementing the woman’s program since 1998. Till the end of 2006 the program was operating inside the OSGF. By the beginning of 2007 it was transformed into independent women’s fund and continued operating as Taso Foundation.
It’s important to keep in mind that as Taso Foundation was established, the goods of OSGF continued to multiply, as TF continued the mission of women’s program and supported establishment, development and activism of many women’s organizations mainly in regions of Georgia.
Follow the following link to learn more about the transition process from gender program of Open Society Georgia to Taso Foundation Historical Background paper (resume).pdf
The Goals of Taso Foundation
- Strengthening women’s movement, supporting women’s groups and activists in their work for social justice and peace;
- Protecting women’s rights and supporting equality;
- Supporting the participation in the democratization process of ethnic minorities, rural women, internally displaced women, marginalized groups of women;
- Social development of rural young girls and women and developing volunteering culture by rising civic awareness of women for democratic participation; supporting improvement of local governments as democratic institutes;
- Implementing philanthropic culture and politics for strengthening civic society and democratic development.