Tanoto Foundation AsiaGlobal Fellow
Social Development and Policy Consultant
Dilfuza Kurolova is a human rights lawyer and professional mediator. Currently, she works as a consultant at the World Bank and the International Commission of Jurists. In 2022-2023, she was a member of the working group under the Senate of Uzbekistan to protect women and children from gender-based violence.
Dilfuza has worked for the government and local NGOs, including the Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan and International Labour Organization projects during cotton harvests from 2016 to 2021. She has consultancy experience with UNICEF Uzbekistan country office, Asian Development Bank, PeaceNexus Foundation, ACTED, Global Partners Governance, and Lindemann Law. She also taught law at universities in Uzbekistan. Besides, she provides free legal consultations via social media since 2019 and founded the WEF Global Shapers Tashkent Hub in 2020.
She holds a master’s degree in politics and security in Central Asia from OSCE Academy and an LLM in international law from Tashkent State University of Law. She has professional training in combating gender-based violence at MASHAV program, developing civic engagement tools at John Smith Trust Fellowship, assessing conflict sensitivity, and empowering leadership of sustainable development goals and human rights.
As part of the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, her research interest is civic engagement tools in Central Asia to promote human rights.