Gulnara Shakhinyan

Expert in human trafficking and slavery prevention, women rights defense and gender violence prevention.


2013 – Stanford Online Certificate Course, Criminal law

2002 – Courses in Conflict Resolution, Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, USA.

2001 – Graduated, « Gender and Culture » programme, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

1974 – Graduated, English and Russian Language, Yerevan Institute of Foreign Languages, Armenia.


Founder (1994) and director of NGO Democracy Today. Expert in human rights promotion and defense; democracy, women rights, peacekeeping and conflict prevention.



Professional, expert and consultant experience (recommendations for national and international organizations and participation in draft law elaboration) in more than 40 countries. Working experience in conflict zones, including Latin America, Eastern Europe, Mauritania, Ghana, Georgia and Armenia.

Имеет опыт работы в более чем 40 странах, разработки законопроектов, написании рекомендаций национальным и международным организациям. Опыт работы в конфликтных регионах, включая страны Латинской Америки, Восточной Европы, Мавританию, Гану, Грузию и Армению.