Avyan Mejdeen


Avyan Mejdeen

Avyan Mejdeen is currently heading into her senior year at Concordia College in Moorhead. She is majoring in political science and global studies with a concentration in international affairs and a minor in interfaith studies. After undergrad, she looks forward to spending a year abroad with a human rights organization or governmental agency as part of her gap year before heading to law school. Avyan wants to specialize in international human rights and civil rights law. Before pursuing the legal profession Avyan was committed to becoming a physician. Her experiences, which included a forced marriage changed her outlook and passion towards the career she wanted to pursue. She is dedicated to helping victims of international domestic violence and forced marriage, especially when it comes to child marriage. Her traumatic experience turned out to be a blessing because it not only allowed her to broaden her scope on life but also to make an impact in the field where many legal professionals were not readily available to help her at the time. Joining The Advocacy Project for Avyan meant she could gain experience in helping individuals when it came to human rights issues/violations. The experiences that The Advocacy Project offers are crucial to expanding knowledge and skills in this field, as well as getting Avyan prepared for a career as an international human rights attorney and advocate.



15 Jun

My Forced Marriage

Disclaimer: This is my experience and is independent of the “norms” in Kurdistan. This experience is

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Posted Jun 15, 2021

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