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About Keely Tongate

Keely Tongate is a feminist activist. She currently works as the Director of Programs at Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights. Her work focuses on the role and strategies women's movements use in contributing to social change around the world.

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Women’s survival strategies in Chechnya: from self-care to caring for each other

Luiza encounters regular violence and intimidation in her work helping women survivors of state-sponsored violence. Living under the Chechen regime, activist women need a combination of self and community care. 

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