Kocha Changelia - Participant of the Fostering Inclusive Democracy(FID) program
"After the outbreak of the terror of war, I have realized the importance of the need and existence of peace. I believe that the role of young people in the democratization process is vital because it is they who determine our future and sustainability. "- Kocha Changelia, Participant of the Fostering Inclusive Democracy (FID) program.
Within the framework of the FID program, Kocha participated in the training course of #UNA Georgia and the World Federation of Associations (WFUNA), "Human Rights in Action", after the successful completion of the training, won the grant competition of the program and implemented the project "Young Ambassadors for Human Rights". On his initiative, Kocha, along with his peers, explored human rights challenges in seven regions of Georgia, including Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Imereti, Kakheti, and Tbilisi, and finally prepared
10 research papers on the following topics:
- Human rights and challenges
- Gender equality issues
- Premature marriage of girls
- The legal status of women
- Freedom of assembly and expression
- Inequality in the workplace
- Superstitions and stereotypes towards ethnic minorities
- Occupational safety
- Rights of LGBTQ + persons in Georgia
- Domestic violence against women
The publication prepared within the framework of the project can be viewed at the following link in Georgian:
In 2019, Kocha together with friends and associates founded the non-governmental organization "Georgian Youth Alliance". Kocha is also a researcher at the European Student Think Tank and a young ambassador to Europe. Kocha is interested in peacebuilding and democratic development.
Fostering Inclusive Democracy (FID) program is implemented by the UNA Georgia in cooperation with the Swedish UN Association and with the financial support of ForumCiv / SIDA.