Introducing our youth delegation who will join us for CSW64

The 64th annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York is just around the corner. It’s kicking off March 9 and will continue until March 20.

We are particularly excited since this year we are bringing a small delegation of youths who will organise a side event on “Young feminists priorities for accelerating women’s rights from the Eastern European and Central Asian region”.

Anna Hovhannisyan

Womens Resource Center Armenia

Anna has a background in social work and social policy and has worked for several NGOs over the years. She’s currently working as an advocacy and policy development officer at Women’s Resource Centre Armenia, where she specializes on the policy environment in the field of women rights targeting SRHR, gender-based violence and the feminist agenda in Armenia. She’s active as an author and researcher and represents the organization in different local and international Networks, including Astra Network, VAWE Network and Advisory group at Beijing+25.


Salome Chagelishvili

Women Fund Georgia

A feminist activist from Tbilisi, Georgia, devoted to social and gender justice. She holds a Master’s degree in gender studies, and has been engaged in feminist, queer and green movements for the past nine years, working amongst others on issues of gender based violence, domestic violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, LGBTIQ rights, and holistic and digital security and rights. Salome is a member of the Independent Group of Feminists and Currently works with the Women’s Fund in Georgia, where she’s fully engaged in women’s/feminist movement building, providing feminist funding and encouraging local feminist philanthropy.


Dzhumaeva Rano Gulyamovna

Cultural-Educational Center for Girls Tomiris

An economist specialising in international economic relations. She is the founder and director of the NGO Cultural and Educational Center Tomiris, and of the coalition “The empowerment of rural women opportunities in society” in Khatlon, Republic of Tajikistan. She has worked as a consultant of monitoring and evaluation in the World Bank project “Global Partnership for Education — 4” at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan. Her goal is to establish social partnership between civil society organizations, business and government, development of gender equality and promote the rights of girls at local level.

The participation of our youth delegation were made possible with the kind support of our donor Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).