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Participation in «Out of the Frameworks» Radio Program (07.10.2016)
On October 6 Women's Rights Center participated in «Out of the Frameworks» Radio Program by Sputnik-Armenia radio channel (106 FM). The speakers were WRC lawyer A. Avetisyan, psychologist A. Arakelyan, as well as one of the Center's beneficiaries. The program was devoted to the following themes: the impact of divorce on psychological state of children, domestic violence and its consequences, possible ways of domestic violence prevention. 
National Day to Combat Domestic Violence (04.10.2016)
Every year on October 1 the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women organizes actions to celebrate the National Day to Combat Domestic Violence. This year was not an exception as well. The action started at 12:00 in front of the subway station at the Square after G. Nzhdeh in Shengavit district where participants exhibited white T-shirts with images drawn on them by women victims of domestic violence and a big poster where passers by could take a photo.
Meeting-discussion on “Domestic violence in Armenia, homicides and heavy injuries between family members” (04.10.2016)
From September 30 till October 1, 2016 a meeting-discussion on “Domestic violence in Armenia, homicides and heavy injuries between family members” took place at «Mariott» Hotel in Tsaghkadzor with participation of the Heads of Central and Regional Departments of RA Investigative Committee, Deputy Director of RA Investigative Committee and representatives of non-governmental organizations.
At the Yerevan Zoo (03.10.2016)
In autumn, on September 30, Women’s Rights Center again organized a visit to Yerevan Zoological Garden for its beneficiaries. At the Zoo women and children had the opportunity to watch different wildlife, predator animals and birds, read interesting information about them and their habitat.
Press Conference at Media Center on "Current Challenges in Combating Domestic Violence" (30.09.2016)
On September 29, 2016 at 12:00 a press conference on «Current Challenges in Combating Domestic Violence» took place at Media Center. It was organized by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women on the threshold of October 1 announced by the Coalition as the National Day to Combat Domestic Violence. The speakers were Hasmik Gevorgyan, Project Coordinator at Women's Support Center NGO, Susanna Vardanyan, Founder and President of Women’s Rights Center, Taguhi Mansuryan, victim of domestic violence, Tatevik Aghabekyan, Project Coordinator at Sexual Violence Crisis Center.
Fundraising and Resource Strategies Workshop (27.09.2016)
On September 21-24, 2016 a Fundraising and Resource Strategies Workshop was conducted by The Advocates for Human Rights in Tbilisi, Georgia. NGO representatives from Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Romania, Spain and Ukraine took part in the workshop.
Anti-Discrimination Training in Aghveran (27.09.2016)
On September 22-24 Training on anti-discrimination and bulding capacities on LGBTI issues took place in Park Resort Aghveran hotel with participation of representatives from different non-governmental organizations.
Visit to «Tnak» Child Development Center (19.09.2016)
On September 15 children-beneficiaries of Women’s Rights Center were invited to “Tnak” Child Development Center for entertaining and educational event. With the help of the Center's staff children prepared cookies shaped in form of different animals on their own.
Second Workshop Devoted to the Promotion of Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence Cases (16.09.2016)
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 (26.08.2016)
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 (16.08.2016)
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 (15.08.2016)

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.  

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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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