Cholpon Babalieva

Cholpon has been in the human rights sector of Kyrgyzstan since 2009, she has been protecting the rights and freedoms of vulnerable group of population and promoting the idea of democracy in the country. She worked as a coordinator of programs and projects to strengthen the participation of the civil sector in the decision-making process, was the official representative of the organization in the Partnership Civic Platform "Central Asia on the Move", which brings together more than 30 organizations of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Tajikistan on migration issues. Cholpon took an active part in local and international electoral processes as an observer, conducted social surveys and developed recommendations on draft laws initiated and developed by deputies of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In 2021, following the results of the general meeting of members of the Public Organization "Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society", Cholpon was elected the head of this organization.

Cholpon graduated from the Pedagogical University of Kyrgyzstan, also received a second higher education in the direction of "Jurisprudence". Passed a certified Advanced training course for NGO leaders from East Europe, Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia co-organized by the William Davidson Institute of Michigan University and Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia with the assistance of Education for Democracy Foundation (Warsaw, Poland), also the course “The Hague Training Course for Human Rights Defenders on Security” (Hague, Netherlands).