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Isabel Mkhaili

Isabel Mkhaili Broyan

Leader Isabel Mkhaili from 2020 Leaders Europe.

Co-Founder and Head of Education, Department of Women and Girls, Yezidi Center for Human Rights

Isabel is Co-Founder and Head of Education in the Department of Women and Girls of the Yezidi Center for Human Rights (YCHR). YCHR empowers and protects the rights of national minorities in Armenia. Through this work, Isabel has run local empowerment projects, such as opening a Yezidi Youth Club in one of Armenia’s villages, so that Yezidi girls and boys can learn about their identity, culture, and rights as a national minority. She is a strong advocate against child marriage and has been instrumental in supporting young Yezidi women to attend university. Isabel is passionate about creating a more inclusive society in Armenia by empowering national minorities.

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