Eurasia Legal Advisor
Dariana Gryaznova joined Equality Now in September 2022. As the Eurasia Legal Advisor, her main role is contributing to Equality Now’s reports and submissions to regional and international mechanisms, strategic litigation and developing strategies with local partners on violence against women and girls, including sexual violence.
Dariana contributed to Equality Now’s recent reports and publications, including:
- Sexual Violence Laws in Eurasia: Towards a Consent-based Definition
- Sexual Violence And Disability In Kyrgyzstan: Law, Policy, Practice And Access To Justice
Dariana Gryaznova is a Russian-qualified lawyer who has been working in the human rights sector since 2013. She has been litigating human rights cases domestically and before the ECtHR and UN treaty bodies, focusing on access to information, freedom of expression, women’s rights and non-discrimination and climate change.
In 2019, she was awarded the Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s international awards program, which has been developing future leaders since 1983.
Born in Siberia, Russia, Dariana is currently based in Prague, Czech Republic. She is fluent in Russian and English, knows a bit of Georgian, and is learning Czech. She holds an LLB in law from Saint Petersburg State University and an LLM (Distinction) in Human Rights Law from the Queen Mary University of London.
In her free time, Dariana enjoys travelling and hiking with her dog.