Communication Specialist, Co-chair at the Armenian Kurdish Turkish Peace Initiative
Arshalouys Tenbelian is a communication specialist from Beirut, Lebanon. Arshalouys is of Armenian origin, she is a 4th generation survival of Armenian genocide. Coming from a minority group in her country Lebanon, which is considered to have one of the biggest Armenian diaspora communities in the world, she has fought for long to keep her identity and Armenian cause alive. Arshalouys is an advocate for human rights, especially for minority groups campaigning and promoting minority rights. Currently, she co-chairs the Armenian Kurdish Turkish Peace Initiative (AKTPI) that aims to hold dialogues with opponents, to confront and not to avoid, to promote awareness, create a safe space for healing memories, increase tolerance and inclusion, work on conflict resolution and help all towards a peaceful closure. Arshalouys plans to continue her education and earn her graduate degree in human rights.