Profile of a Human Rights Defender: Mari Davtyan

Profile of a Human Rights Defender: Mari Davtyan

Russian Lawyer Mari Davtyan participated in EHRAC’s virtual expert roundtable on self-defence in contexts of domestic violence in September 2020.

Mari first began litigating cases of domestic violence in 2008 when she joined a women’s NGO shortly after graduating from university. She is now the head of the Consortium of Women’s NGOs, one of the foremost organisations working to protect victims of domestic violence in Russia.