Starting from November 2007 WRC is implementing the project “Combating Domestic Violence in Armenia through Legislative Initiative on Domestic Violence” sponsored by Open Society Institute Foundation – Armenia and OSCE/ODHIR. This project is aimed at advocacy and lobbying of the Draft Law on Domestic Violence with the end in view to push it forward for adoption by the National Parliament of RA.
Jointly with Gynuity Health Projects, WRC implement the project of introduction of the method of medical abortion in Armenia. In 2007, WRC conducted a survey on expanding access to medical abortion and vacuum aspiration in Armenia among 100 service providers and 400 women of reproductive age. Based upon survey results WRC promoted this method in relevant state structures and obtained the approval of Ministry of Health of Republic of Armenia for method introduction. Official approval was followed by registration of Mifepristone, the major component of medical abortion. Second phase of the project - training of first group of service providers was conducted in November 2007. The final phase - actual introduction of the method in 3 clinics – started on 15th of January 2008.
Website Stop Violence against Women and National Monitor Project. The activity of the Women’s Rights Center (WRC) as a National Violence against Women (NVAW) Monitor was implemented in two main directions: updating the Armenian National Home page on the StopVAW website and raising society’s awareness on the issue of violence against women, the website and the Armenian home page on it.