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Second Workshop Devoted to the Promotion of Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence Cases (15.09.2016)
The series of domestic violence trainings implemented by Women’s Rights Center was concluded with a workshop. It took place on September 15 in “Nairi” Hall of “Ani Plaza” Hotel. Pedagogues, psychologists, social workers, policemen, students of the faculty of law and obstetrician-gynecologists participated in the workshop. There were official representatives from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Police Academy, General Prosecutor's Office and Yerevan Municipality as well. The main issue of the workshop was providing coordinated response to domestic violence cases. 
Training on Domestic Violence for Pedagogues (25.08.2016)
Last training on domestic violence was held with pedagogues of 9 Yerevan schools on August 25. Psychologists, social workers and special teachers were the participants of the training. It was aimed at making them acquainted with the issue of domestic violence. Types of domestic violence, their connections and interrelationships have been presented to the participants. 
Training on Domestic Violence in Shirak Region (15.08.2016)
On August 15, 2016 Women’s Rights Center held domestic violence training in Shirak region. Teachers, social workers, specialists from the Department of Family, Women and Children issues of the Regional Municipality as well as representatives of other organizations participated in the training. 
Watching Cartoon at “Moscow” Cinema (14.08.2016)

WRC Cultural Outreach Program continues! This time children beneficiaries attended “Moscow” Cinema to watch the “Ice Age: Collicion Course” cartoon in 2D format. A group of 8 children accompanied by one of the parents and Women’s Rights Center’s representative met at Charles Aznavour square near the 12 constellations fountain.  

Protest Action against «Half Opened Windows» TV Show (09.08.2016)
On August 9 at 10:00 the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women organized a protest action in front of «Armenia» TV Company. It was aimed to attract attention of the media holding to the «Dangerous Silence» release of the «Half Opened Windows» TV show, the invited guest of which (Vladik Martirosyan) axed his ex-mother-in-law and severely wounded his ex-wife and ex-father-in-law on July 8, 2016 in Shengavit, district of Yerevan.
Children's Visit to the Victory Park (31.07.2016)
On July 27 Women's Rights Center organized visit to the Victory Park for children beneficiaries of different ages. At the entrance of the Park children get acquainted to the «Ear of Wheat» memorial. The Center’s staff member introduced the meaning and purpose of the memorial as well as told children about the history of Park creation. Children listened attentively and were surprised to reveal new things and asked numerous questions.
Training on Domestic Violence in Gegharkunik region (24.07.2016)
On July 21, 2016 Women's Rights Center conducted domestic violence training in Gegharkunik region. Representatives of educational system, as well as leading specialists from the Depatment of Family, Women and Children issues of the Regional Municipality participated in the training. 


Protest Action devoted to Mansuryan's Case (17.07.2016)
On July 13, Protest Action initiated by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women took place in front of the First Instance Court of Shengavit district. It was devoted to the femicide case which took place on July 8 and resulted in killing of Karine Mansuryan by her former son-in-law and and heavy bodily injuries of her daughter Taguhi Mansuryan and her husband Vachagan Mansuryan taken to “Erebuni” Medical Center. 
Press Conference devoted to Mansuryan's case at Post Scriptum Press Club (14.07.2016)
On July 12, 2016 a press conference devoted to the case of Taguhi Mansuryan and her parents axed by her former husband took place at Post Scriptum Press Club. The speakers were Women's Rights Center's psychologist A. Arakelyan and Public Chamber attorney M. Farmanyan.
Training on Domestic Violence for Obstetrician-Gynecologists (13.07.2016)
Domestic violence training for obstetrician-gynecologists took place on July 11 at «Paris» Hotel and was aimed at increasing their knowledge on the issue. The training started with the introduction of the organization, its activities and services. Participants were offered to define domestic violence and separate its types. The interrelationship between the types of domestic violence, visible and underground causes of the problem, its impact on different society members, and especially on women's reproductive health was presented to the auditorium. 
Participation in the International Conference "Gender Equality in Armenia and Europe: Challenges and Perspectives" (05.07.2016)
The International Conference «Gender Equality in Armenia and Europe: Challenges and Perspectives» was organized by the Armenian Progressive Youth NGO and took place on July 01, 2016 at the Milano Conference Hall of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, other international organizations, international and local NGOs, including Women's Rights Center, as well foreign and local activists and experts participated in the conference devoted to the introduction and discussion of challenges and perspectives of promoting gender equality.
Visit to the Children's Art Gallery after Henrik Igityan (04.07.2016)

On June 30 a visit to the Children's Art Gallery after Henrik Igityan was organized for children-beneficiaries of Women’s Rights Center warmly welcomed by the Gallery's staff. One of the children had difficulties with clearly understanding Armenian and the staff offered an additional Russian language speaking guide for him.The Gallery immediately attracted children with its colorful pictures and interesting solutions of arrangement. The guide introduced stories of pictures creation and their further passes. Children listened to the guide with great interest and constantly asked questions on the pictures’ stories. 

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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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