Muazzez İlmiye Çığ (1914)

She was born in 1914 in Bursa, Turkey. In 1936, she got enrolled in to Ankara University Faculty of Language, History and Geography. In the faculty, she took classes like Language and Culture of Hittite; Sumerian and Acadian Languages and Mesopotamian Culture. After graduating in Continue Reading

Şirin Tekeli (1944-2017)

She was born in Ankara in 1944. She finished her secondary education in Ankara Girls’ High School. Between the years of 1961-1963, she learned French in Paris and got enrolled in Law Faculty, but then continued her studies in Lausanne Switzerland on Political Science. Until Continue Reading

Ekaterine (Keke) Melikishvili-Meskhi (1854, Tbilisi – 1928)

Ekaterine (Keke) Melikishvili – Meskhi was among those first Georgian women who obtained higher education in Switzerland where she joined the association Ugheli established by Georgian students in Zurich. Along with Keke Melikishvili, the association included other Georgian women too: Kato and Olimpiada Nikoladze, Olga Guramishvili, Pelagia Continue Reading

Anna Pavlovna Filosofova (Dyagileva) (1837-1912)

She was descended from the famous and wealthy noble family Dyagilev. She was born on April 5, 1837 in Perm, and was the eldest of the nine children of the family. As a child, she enjoyed freedom, she was cheerful and rebellious. For this reason Continue Reading

Tatyana Kirkova (1897, Taganrog, Russia – 1981)

Feminist, journalist, and translator. Graduated from French literature with a doctorate in Lausanne (1919). Worked as an editor at the Bulgarian Department of Printing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1928), an press attache at the American Legation (1938-1942), an employee at the Bulgarian Bibliographic Continue Reading

Famous bulgarian feminists and their participation in the International Women organizations and congresses, especially in the International Association of the University Women

Right after the founding of the Bulgarian Women’s Union, its representatives established relations with international feminist organizations. On behalf of the Union, Jenny Bojilova-Patewa and Irina Sokerova took part in the congresses of the International Alliance of Women and the International Council of Women resp. Continue Reading

Ekaterina Zlatooustova (1881-1952)

Born in Varna. Daughter of one of the first Bulgarian teachers with secondary education from Russia. Graduated from high school in Sofia and history in St. Petersburg. Long-time secondary school teacher in Shoumen and Sofia. Assistant professor at the l’Ecole des langues orientales vivantes in Continue Reading

Bulgarian Association of University Women

The Bulgarian Association of University Women was founded in 1924. The members were women from several generations, who associated feminism with various concepts – predominantly liberal. Since 1925 the BAUW became a member of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW). It was headed by Continue Reading

Lydia Chichmanoff (1866, Kiev – 1937)

A feminist, critic, journalist, translator, and writer. Ukrainian by origin, born in the family of Prof. Mihailo Dragomanov. Graduated in Music and French Literature in Geneva. Wife of Prof. Ivan Chichmanoff – Minister of Education, professor, founder of many cultural institutions. Since 1889 in Bulgaria. Continue Reading

Bulgarian Women’s Union

The Bulgarian Women’s Union was founded in 1901 as a union of 27 local women’s organizations with the task of working for the intellectual and spiritual rise of the Bulgarian women. The Union worked for the equality of Bulgarian women in three directions – to Continue Reading