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Vian Dakhil is a social activist and politician. She has a BA in Microbiology and an MA in Immunology from the Salahaddin University. She served as an advisor for the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region.

Vian Dakhil is the winner of the 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award for her “courage to become the voice of the Yazidi community and by her determination to campaign for the protection of all Yazidi and other Iraqi women under ISIS, despite the danger she is facing as a Yazidi woman politician opposed to ISIS". Besides that, she has an extensive number of local and international honorary prizes for her outstanding activity and involvement in the resolution of the IDP crisis. 
Vian Dakhil is the only Yazidi Kurd in the Iraqi Parliament.