Tatiana Pataraia (2002)

Tbilisi , GEO

Tatiana Pataraia currently works with the Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisors to Georgia (NORLAG). Prior to this, she co-founded the NGO High Risk Rids - Kidobani in Tbilisi, Georgia, an organization that protects the rights of mentally disabled children living in institutions in Georgia. Her work there included linking these children to vital social services and facilitating legal adoption and foster care for them.

As a PILnet International Fellow, Tatiana worked on a project to reform the laws in Georgia that regulate the rights of disabled children in the country.  Upon return to Georgia, Tatiana continued her work with Kidobani, in cooperation with relevant local and international NGOs, to further protect and advocate for the rights and wellbeing of this vulnerable sector of the population.