Mehrak Mehrvar is an international senior gender specialist and a passionate women’s rights advocate. She has extensive experience in research, advocacy, movement building and policy reform with a focus on governance, land rights, and women’s economic empowerment. She has worked with major international development agencies including United Nations and others in countries such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Mehrak is the founder of Lotus Wonders, a Social Enterprise, inspired and committed to achieve women’s economic empowerment. She has also served as a board member of the Newcomer Women’s Center in Toronto and West Coast LEAF (Legal Education Action Fund for Women) in Vancouver.
Mehrak has a MBA in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex in UK and a law degree from the Meli University in Tehran.