Shalala Amirjanova

Shalala Amirjanova

  • Country of origin: Georgia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Georgia, Marneuli

My name is Shalala Amirjanova and I am a sociologist and researcher graduated from Ilia State University. I am also a trainer, journalist, human rights defender and civic activist. Since I was 15, I have been actively involved in youth projects and civic activities. At the age of 16, I delivered a speech in the Parliament of Georgia about women’s rights and school dropout rates resulting from early marriages. I have been an advocate for various gender equality issues among minority groups in different regions of Georgia and I’ve also been approached by several human rights organizations about campaigns covering minority populations in Georgia. I am a fellow of the 2018 Minorities Fellowship Programme from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which included a one-month internship at the UN office in Geneva. I am also an alumna of the Open World programme and travelled to the US as part of the project in 2016. I believe I am a game changer.

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