Yana Buhrer Tavanier is a human rights activist and award winning freelance journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. On top of her local achievements, she is a TED Fellow and was named one of the 50 people who will change the world in WIRED’s Smart List, 2012!
She is currently working to expose the inhumane treatment of children and adults with intellectual and mental health disabilities in the Balkans, as a Campaign Director of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, the country’s largest and most influential human rights group.
Yana is also a Co-Organizer of the first platform for volunteering in Bulgaria – Sofia Pride, and Co-Founder of Time Heroes. We are glad that we have her at TEDxBucharest, because she is one of those who don’t just dream of a better world. She makes it happen.