Angelika Arutyunova is the manager of Where is the Money for Women's Rights?, a program run by the Association for Women's Rights in Development. The initiative aims to build in-depth knowledge on resources mobilization and to increase the effectiveness of women’s rights groups in raising and accessing funds, as well as influence donor agencies to commit more and better funding for women’s rights and gender equality. She previously served as the Program Officer for Europe and the Former Soviet States for The Global Fund for Women, an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice.
Ethnically Armenian and a native of Uzbekistan, she received her Master of Science in international development from Oklahoma State University. Angelika's experience includes participating in international debating championships and presenting at the international conferences on democracy and women's rights in Central Asia and volunteering with non-governmental women's organizations in Samarkand.
In 2004, Angelika planned and co-led the Global Fund's first advisor and grantee forum in Central Asia, bringing together 45 participants from eight countries. In 2006, Angelika organized a series of national fora in the Caucasus and the Balkans, and the first ever regional convening of women's rights groups in the Caucasus as well as the regional meeting of feminists in the Balkans.