On september 15, the next series of "Conversations about Women's Rights" was aired on Shant TV and is already available on Youtube.
Women’s Rights Center’s trainers started the discussion with case study as usual. During this discussion trainers provide intricate comments and specific knowledge specifically for the case, which is an effective way to educate the audience.
Afterwards they turned to the primary topics of the day which were psychological trauma, its signs, the preventive mechanisms women can implement to alleviate the harsh consequences of psychological traumas. Also one of the trainers presented some perspectives from legal perspective on the issue, by talking about the bodies that are designed to prevent domestic violence, their role in Republic of Armenia and the law “Prevention of domestic violence, protection of victims within the family and restoration of solidarity in the family”, its objectives, principles, core essence and the role in our society. Do not miss the discussion of these important topics, click the link to watch.
Another series of our program “Conversations about Women's Rights'' was aired on August 25. As a reminder this project is a result of the Women's Rights Center and US embassy collaboration that strive to profoundly educate the public on domestic violence and its complex aspects.
This time the trainers commenced their training with the case discussion, in order to understand how theory works in real life situations and how people dealing with it should act.
Afterward both of the trainers revised the previous topics: the physical and psychological consequences of domestic violence and the protective decision by the court. Then the trainers introduced the primary topic - the peculiarities of abusers, and the ways to recognize them and the RA law on domestic violence. To not miss these important topics follow the link.
On August 11, our program called "Conversations about Women's Rights" was broadcast on Shant TV, which is implemented within the framework of the "Domestic Violence and its Legal Settings" project, thanks to the cooperation with the American Embassy. Trainers of the Women's Rights Center NGO (WRC) commenced the program by discussing the case and clarified it, then giving directions to navigate in such cases. Afterwards the following topics were discussed: the impact of domestic violence on women, psychological, physical and traumatic manifestations, intellectual disorders, the feeling of helplessness. As well as the impact of domestic violence on other individuals and society. The lawyer-trainer discussed the protective decision of the police and also what measures survivor women can take. Follow this link to get all the information.
Women’s Rights Center (WRC) conducted two support groups during the month of August, one for children and one for women. These support groups are extremely crucial for survivors of domestic violence, as they create safe environment, which often is a necessity for these vulnerable groups. WRC strives to create a small community of women who support and empathize each other, while having their voice heard and their space marked.
Children's support group was conducted on August 18, 2022.
Name: ”Fears in cabins”
Topic: Overcoming fears
Moderator: Lilit Ohanyan
The session consists of three stages:
During the first stage, children introduced themselves, which is done to establish interaction and safe enviroment for everyone in the room. Afterwards the actual work started, accompanied with the instruction from the moderator. Children are instructed to draw two houses, one black and the other red. Then they are asked to place their fears in each of the cabins, and close the door tightly.
In the third stage, they shared their impressions, feelings and the moderator summarized the work.
Women's support group took place on August 25, 2022.
Topic: Self-Knowledge, Relaxation
Moderator: Lilit Ohanyan
The work consists of several stages.
During the first stage , the participants got to know each other. Rules have been approved.
The second stage is the actual work stage. During this time, the participants are instructed to close their eyes, focus on breathing, and perform a breathing exercise. After that, the participants are instructed to imagine themselves in a masquerade and then observe in what image they presented themselves, what opinion do they have about themselves when they look at them from the side, and when they look from the inside, what opinion do they have about themselves, what feelings do they have.
After the completion of the work participant discusses and share their opinions, feelings and observations.
In the frames of "Domestic Violence and its legal regulations" project, which is implemented by WRC in collaboration with US Embassy, another training/program was aired on Shant TV.
This time the trainers profoundly approach and present the topic of domestic violence, by concentrating on the identification of domestic violence, the existing stereotypes around it and the reasons preventing women to escape the cycle of domestic violence.
Follow the link to not miss it.
Women’s Rights Center in collaboration with US Embassy in Armenia has started implementing a project on “Domestic Violence and its legal regulations”, since January, 2022. The project is directed on raising awareness about women’s human rights among population, especially women, with the aid to reduce the cases of domestic violence in Armenia,
Within the scope of the project WRC and “Shant” TV has agreed to broadcast a series of TV program-trainings named “Talks about Women” untill the end of this year. Four programs had been issued at the moment. The trainings are conducted by the staff of the center. Guests including WRC beneficiaries and the representatives of the relevant state or non-state structures, dealing with the issue will participate during the programs.
The trainings are structured to occur in two parts: the first is highlighting various aspects of domestic violence. It covers such topics, as the difference between conflict and domestic violence, its types, causes and consequences, the essence of its prevention. children as victims of being the witnesses of domestic violence, etc. The second part is devoted to the protection of women’s human rights, explaining RA Legislation as well as International Human Rights documents ratified or/and signed by RA Government.
Crisis Center`s Hot line and its Facebook address are provided to the audience for beneficiaries further visits if needed.
In the frame of the project “Developing a non-violence culture among Armenian population” with the financial support of the US Embassy in Armenia three trainings devoted to domestic violence against women problem were conducted during the month of November, 2021 in Lori, Tavush and Shirak marzes. In the beginning of the training the essence of domestic violence, its types, causes and consequences were introduced. The second part of the training was devoted to the mechanisms and ways of protection against domestic violence according to the RA legislation and International documents ratified by Armenia.
Each training lasted 4 hours including the video film ‘’No to Domestic Violence’’ presentation with a following discussion. The relevant training materials such as booklets and brochures were distributed and the evaluation forms were filled by the participants.
Within the framework of the program "Development of Non-Violent Culture among the Armenian Population", a round table discussion was held on October 28, 2021, in the Ani Hall of “Ani Plaza Hotel” in Yerevan with the participation of 15 police officers and 17 women. The project aimed to establish a spirit of cooperation between the police and women, in order to identify the issues that may hinder the process of domestic violence prevention.
In the first part of the meeting, the participants watched a movie on the topic of domestic violence. Afterward, the participants addressed the police officers with questions related to the legal regulations of domestic violence. At the end of the meeting, the police representatives made suggestions to provide possible solutions to the identified problematic situations. The recommendations are to be submitted to the RA Government with further follow-up.
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