Yeva Avakyan
Senior Gender Advisor

Yeva Avakyan is the Senior Gender Advisor at World Vision U.S. In this role, Yeva leads the organization’s strategy and efforts to promote gender equality and address gender‐based violence. As a social worker, she has worked with survivors of domestic violence, and brings years of experience in development research, program design and evaluation in the areas of gender‐based violence, human trafficking, child marriage, male engagement, and prenatal sex selection. She holds masters degrees in Sociology and Public Administration and has been an outspoken advocate for the use of research as an integral component of bringing about social change. Yeva lives and works in Washington, DC.

Areas of expertise
  • Gender Equality
  • Gender-based Violence
  • Research & Evaluation

M.A. Sociology and Public Administration


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Yeva Avakyan