Lida Minasyan – Women Deliver
2020

Lida Minasyan

  • Age: 29
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I believe in women's potential, and I want to see every woman empowered.

- Lida Minasyan

Bio

Lida Minasyan was born and raised in Armenia. This summer, she will receive a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Lund University. As a Partnerships Specialist at Global Fund for Children, Lida identifies, cultivates, and manages partnerships and donor opportunities for the organization. She is a former boardchair and current member of the Non-discrimination and Equality Coalition, as well as a co-founder of the social enterprise Fierce.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Sexism and violence against women put me in active resistance against patriarchy since I was a teenager and turned me into a women’s human rights advocate over time.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I advocated for the integration of gender education in the high school curriculum in Armenia and presented it on the Human Rights Council 35 side panel as a good practice recognized by the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy dancing, learning new things, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Languages Spoken:

  • Armenian (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Russian (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • human rights-based advocacy
  • uniting the feminist movement through storytelling
  • social entrepreneurship

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Swedish Institute Visby Scholarship (2019-2020)
  • Atlas Corps Fellow (2018-2019)
  • One Young World Peace Ambassador (2018)
  • Completion Certificate of Global Leadership Lab organized by Atlas Corps
  • International Human Rights Training Program organized by Equitas

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