Women`s Rights Center

 

           
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Who We Are

 

Women's Rights Center (WRC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization operating in Armenia. It is a voluntary union of people that have joined their efforts for the sake of accomplishing their shared goals to prevent domestic violence against women and their children, as well as to protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The main elements of the organizational structure are the General Assembly, the Executive Board and the Advisory Board, the staff members, volunteers and interns WRC also has its activists in all regional cities of Armenia.

 

Vision

To see Armenia as a democratic country where women's rights and fundamental freedoms are respected as human rights, women are independent, safe, protected, empowered and free from all kinds of violence.

 

Mission 

To support the democratic changes in Armenia through raising women's role in social, economic, cultural and political life, to change the mentality and attitude of the society towards women's problems, to protect women's rights promoting gender equality through Services, Advocacy and Lobbying, Improvement of Legislation, Information Campaigns and Networking. 

 

Main goals:
 To prevent domestic violence against women and their children; 
• To protect women's and their children's right to be free from violence;
 
• To support improvement of mechanisms of prosecution for domestic violence perpetrators and lobby their implementation;

• To protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. 
 

Strategy

Since 1997 Women's Rights Center has been carrying out its activities in 2 main areas: domestic violence against women and their children and sexual and reproductive health and rights. To achieve its goals WRC has worked out a long-term program "Break the Silence about Violence against Women”, which is realized step by step.

 

Advisory Board

The consultative body of Women's Rights Center is the Advisory Board, the aim of which is to support the activity of the Center in the sphere of domestic violence prevention, protection and prosecution, as well as protection of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The members of the Board are representatives of governmental and non-governmental structures as well as specialists dealing with women's issues.  


Executive Board

The Executive Board is a decision-making body of the organization and consists of 3 WRC staff members. The aim of the Board is to promote organization's activities, consider new possibilities of its development and provide solutions for basic issues. 

 
News
Provision of Supportive Services for Combating Domestic Violence
Elaboration of Appropriate Legal Mechanisms
Awareness Raising and Educational Campaigns
Awareness Raising on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
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