NGO Oma Tuba is a feminist organisation in Estonia which is using the tools of communication, cultural practice and grassroots activism methods in order to address issues related to the social position of women, sexual and gender minorities, and to achieve positive changes in Estonian society.
Founded in 2010, Oma Tuba started organising the queer-feminist reading group “Virginia Woolf is not afraid of you”. Originally the reading group took place twice a month in Tallinn and over time it accommodated a wide range of activities, such as collective reading sessions of queer/feminist theory and film evenings, international encounters with queer-feminist activists and collaborations with various LGBTQ organisations in Estonia and abroad. The Facebook forum “Virginia Woolf is not afraid of you” was initiated later on and has now has developed into the biggest feminist social media forum platform in Estonia. The Facebook forum is not administered by members of Oma Tuba since 2015.
Between 2011-2015, Oma Tuba was organising the feminist festival LadyFest Tallinn (www.ladyfest.ee) which became the central feminist cultural and social event in Estonia. LadyFest attracted approximately 700 visitors each year. The festival presented cultural practices created by women and raises discussions about women’s position in society. The festival is not organised by Oma Tuba since 2016.
Since 2015, Oma Tuba is running an independent feminist media outlet Feministeerium (https://feministeerium.ee/en/) in Estonia. Feministeerium offers a platform for feminist writers in Estonia and abroad, representing a variety of feminist perspectives. Online articles and comments on the news are shared weekly, either in Estonian, Russian or English.
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Name: NGO Oma Tuba
Board members of the NGO are Aet Kuusik and Nele Laos.
National ID: 80317604
For NGO related issues write to omatuba[ät]gmail.com
For Feministeerium.ee related issues write to info[ät]feministeerium.ee
Oma Tuba follows the code of ethics of Estonian nonprofit organizations.