• I am a Kazakhstan based human rights professional with more than 3 years of experience.
  • My interests are centered across intersecting areas such as human rights, disarmament and nuclear colonialism, WPS (women, peace and security) and YPS (youth, peace and security), critical approaches to international law, and peace activism, cross-culture education, decolonial feminism and human rights advocacy.
  • I am a member of different regional and global initiatives such as the OSCE #Perspectives2030, Youth Fusion, CTBTO Youth Group.
  • I am an alumna of Chevening Scholarship, IVLP, CrossCulture Fellowship and Global Campus of Human Rights.
  • I was listed in the Forbes 30under30 annual list for my work in strengthening human rights, youth engagement and nuclear disarmament.
  • I hold LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (UK), MA in Human Rights and Democratisation in the Caucasus/CES Programme) from Yerevan State University (Armenia) and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), and Bachelors Degree in International Law from the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages.
Main priorities in human rights and nuclear disarmament work
  • youth-centered
  • gender perspective
  • decolonial lenses
  • education-oriented
2016 - a start of the human rights career
Back in 2016, I worked in a consulting company as a junior lawyer/assistant ready for a promotion in a corporate world. But having a international law background and still concerned about December 2011 events in my country, I decided to quit my job at the time and dedicate my life to the protection of human rights. I undertook a short human rights course at the University of Oslo and then won a full scholarship to pursue MA degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Armenia and Ukraine
2018 - 2020 - NGOs, Human Rights education and professional development
After I came back from Kyiv, academically equipped, I did not know where to start and how to start human rights career in Astana, a capital of Kazakhstan where at the time a number of civil society and human rights organizations was extremely low. Months of spending time in pursuit of a dream job, I found myself participating at the 'Human Rights Hackathon' organized by Erkindik Qanaty (EQ, Wings of Liberty). Since January 2018, I started working in EQ as a Project Manager(later as a Head of Programmes).

During my work in EQ, I also developed and implemented over ten projects which are primarily focused on human rights, anti discrimination and civic education. By producing high-quality project proposals on timely important topics and innovative approaches, I could secure more than 300 000 EUR throughout the period of time.
2020 - 2022
In the pursuit to further develop my academic and practical skills as a human rights lawyer, I applied and was admitted to LL.M International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex and was awarded with the Chevening Scholarship. Despite myriad challenges related to COVID-19 pandemic and online education, I successfully graduated from UoE in March 2022 equipped with advanced human rights knowledge, research and writing skills.
Human Rights, Gender and Nuclear Disarmament
Since September 2021, I have started to dedicate my career path to the human rights and nuclear disarmament nexus centering gender and decolonial approaches. In February 2022, I started internship at the Youth Fusion, Abolition 2000 Youth Network supported by the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium. With the support of my mentors and Youth Fusion team, I developed podcast series 'Nuclear Collateral Damage: conversations with survivors and experts' which highlighted the devastating impact of nuclear testing in different parts of the world.

Youth Fusion Podcast series - Nuclear Collateral Damage
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