Vahid is an LGBTI activist at the Nafas LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance and is currently studying an MA in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Vera is a civic activist and a medical doctor. She is one of the founders of You for Democracy, a Tbilisi-based NGO focusing on developing a youth activist network in Georgia.
Viktorya Muradyan is currently pursuing her second MA degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at the College of Europe Bruges. She is a freelance journalist and frequent contributor to Regional Post Caucasus and evnmag. She produces and hosts her podcast series 'Eastern Dialogue' about Eastern Partnership states.
Zarina is a journalist and civil activist from South Ossetia. She holds bachelor’s degrees in philology and political science from the South Osetian State University.
Zaruhi Hovhannisyan is a human rights activist, feminist, and publicist, whose texts and articles are published in newspapers and analytical magazines in Armenia and abroad. She is a member of the Prison Monitoring Group and Public Relations Specialist in the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women.
Zhalavdi is a Chechen journalist who was persecuted by the Russian authorities for his journalistic activities. He is currently an intern at King’s College London.