Deputy Public Defender of Georgia
Deputy Public Defender of Georgia manages, coordinates and supervises activities of the following structural units of the Public Defender’s Office: the Center for Child’s Rights, the Department of Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Gender Equality, the Department of Equality, Branch of East Georgia (territorial administration), Branch of Western Georgia (territorial administration).
Born on 22 August, 1988, Borjomi, Georgia.
2008-2012 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law;
2008 - University course for social workers “basic issues of gender and fighting against domestic violence”
1995 – 2005 - Borjomi Public School #1
July 2016 – Present – Deputy Public Defender;
November, 2013 – July, 2016 - Head of Gender Equality Department at the Office of Public Defender of Georgia;
September-November, 2013 -National Consultant on Women’s Rights at the Office of Public Defender of Georgia, OFXAM;
April –September, 2013 -Gender Equality Network, assistant of coordinator;
2012 –2013 - Active Women Association, Poland; Internship; trainings at schools and universities on human rights and gender equality issues;
2007 – 2012 - Women’s Information Center, Program Manager; organizing meetings, trainings and various projects.
Other Professional Activities
2014-up to date – Member of the Interagency Coordination Council on Combating Trafficking in Persons;
2014 – up to present – Member of the Advisory Council of the National Preventive Mechanism;
2014 – up to present – Member of the National Coordination Group on Women Peace and Security;
2015 – up to present - Member of the Consultative Council for the Monitoring of Promotion, Protection and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
2015 – up to present – Member of the Interagency Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence;
2015 – up to present – Member of the Group for Determining Domestic Violence Victim Status (Victim Identification Group);
2015 – up to present – Trainer on gender equality issues at the Public Defender’s Human Rights Academy
23-27 June, 2014 – NHRI Academy, Central European University, Budapest;
26-31 July, 2013 - BRIDGE: Gender and Eclections, USAID/IFES;
2-4 October, 2009 – Teachers’ Training “Legal Representation for Domestic Violence Victims, Advocacy and Shelter Managment in Georgia”, American Bar Association & USAID
The view of the conflict affected population: confidence building and perspectives for peace (2013)
Women candidates participating in elections to the local government of Georgia - member of the editorial group (2010);
Women’s Rights and Gender Issues in Georgia – Editor (2008);
Gender and ICT in Georgia: Access to the ICT for women and girls– member of the editorial group (2007).