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Welcoming letter from the Founder

It is with great joy and pleasure that I welcome you to Iniciar for Global Action and into our social development advocacy systems from a holistic Bridge-building approach. Through innovative programs, partnerships, and collaborations, we transform advocacy and passion into tangible, long-lasting change.

Our vision is to see that every woman, man and child live a dignified life; a life free of want and a life free from fear of marginalization and discrimination. We envision strong communities where dialogue, respect and participation will promote development for all. To learn more on how we work visit our Programs & Grants page. If you want to make an impact in your community, check out Get Involved. It is through our shared responsibility and strong partnerships that this vision is possible.

I remember myself as a young girl being active in my community, taking charge of my obligations and learning through my experiences. This was the norm in my family and in my cultural heritage. As an adult, I volunteered for several years at a shelter for battered women; I advocated for them and their families through help with translations, attending the hotline, admitting clients and remittals. Even though I had an extensive academic training in women’s rights in the private sphere, being with them first hand was a difficult and heartbreaking experience, yet one that gave me the strength to go on advocating for their dignity and rights. I grew into a more determined and committed women, zealous for to fight in their plight. I continue my constant growth and practice awareness and advocacy in all of the activities I take forward. Because of my personal experiences, I believe in the potential of every person as a proactive member of the community.

Our human capital is always evolving and our shared partnership and responsibility has the potential to promote development for all. We are all agents of change: we are all affected by the passerby, so let’s maximize our efforts through building strong bridges, building capacities, and most importantly, building dignified lives for all.

I invite you all to reflect on how we can enhance our lives and our surroundings. I value your feedback as we continue to advance our mission. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at: I look forward to our continuing conversation and partnership.

Vera A.K. Nazarian
Founder and Chair

Central Board

Vera A. Nazarian
Valia Glytsis
Arthur Nazarian
Lily Fraga

Global Board Argentina

Sofía María Delger
Claudia Gabrielloni  

Global Advisory Board Argentina

Dr. Daniel Stamboulian
Celedonio Lohidoy

Our pro bono community:
2011-12-21 Thank you Eugenia Akopian (Lic. Cs. de la Comunicación); Marcela Barbagallo (Lic. en Relaciones Públicas); Konstantinos Bastas; Gabriela Christin (Prof. Educ. Física); June Cohen, Ph.D.; Sofía Delger (abogada); Madelaine Ekserciyan (estudiante de Diseño de Indumentaria); Verónica Espindola; Eugenia Fallone (Diseñadora industrial); Amanda Forment (estudiante de Historia); Alexis Halberian (abogado); Sol Lago, Ph.D. Student; Ruben Mirakyan, Ph.D.; Cecilia Rizzardi (periodista); Andrea Vaccarezza (Lic. Cs. de la Comunicación); Alexandra Vartparonian (Lic. Relaciones Internacionales); Catalina Kiprislian (diseñadora gráfica); Emily PRIM (estudiante avanzada de administracion de empresas); Candela CAVALLERO (estudiante); Josefina BOCCHINO (estudiante); Gabriela CHRISTIN (estudiante); Denise CORRALES (estudiante); Daiana BRESCASIN(estudiante); Martina TAGLE (estudiante); Dimas Gaviña (abogado)
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