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The eighth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» (04.11.2017)
The concluding 8th TV program of the series was devoted to the position of the Armenian Apostolic Church on domestic violence and the relevant law. The guest of the program was Mikayel Ajapahyan, Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop and Primate of the Diocese of Shirak.
 
Participation in the 19th WAVE Conference (03.11.2017)
The 19th WAVE Conference took place from October 30 to November 1 in Budapest, Hungary under the theme «From backlash to effective response: step up together for the protection of women and girls from all forms of violence». Women's Rights Center was represented by S. Vardanyan and K. Petrosyan. The first two days of the conference were open for public; meanwhile the third day was for WAVE members only. The first day started with the opening speeches, one of which was made by Dubravka Simonovich, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. Then the keynote speakers Rosa Logar and Marceline Naudi referred to the remits and boundaries of the Istanbul Convention.
 
The seventh TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» (30.10.2017)
The host of the 7th program of the series was A. Nikoghosyan, the Programs Coordinator of the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women non governmental organization. The TV program was devoted to the history of the Coalition foundation in Armenia, its main goals, actions, challenges and successes of the 7 years of the Coalition's activity,
 
Children visit “Exotarium Amazon” (24.10.2017)
Women’s Rights Center organized the next cognitive and entertaining visit of children-beneficiaries to the center of exotic animals “Exotarium Amazon” on October 23. At the center children had a group discussion about their favourite exotic animals.
 
The sixth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» (22.10.2017)
The series of TV programs was replenished by the sixth TV program, the guest of which was V. Kocharyan, the Deputy Minister of RA Ministry of Justice. As a co-author of the Draft Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims, Mr. Kocharyan presented the draft, the authorities of various bodies envisaged by it, regulation of their work, as well as elaboration and adoption of the package of relevant legislative changes and sub-legislative acts.
 
Discussion of the Draft Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims at the Public Council of RA (21.10.2017)
On October 19, 2017 the Public Council of RA discussed the Draft Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims. While Council members condemned the phenomenon of domestic violence as such, yet many questions were raised regarding the Draft. 
 
Parliamentary Hearings on the Draft Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims (19.10.2017)
Оn initiative of the Standing Committee on European Integration of RA National Assembly, the parliamentary hearings on the Draft Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims took place on October 17, 2017. 
 
Conference on Exchange of the Best Experience and Practices of Armenia and Georgia in the Area of Combating Domestic Violence (18.10.2017)
The two days conference on exchange of best experience and practices of Armenia and Georgia in the area of combating domestic violence was organized by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women and was conducted at Picasso Hall of the Best Western Congress Hotel on October 16 and 17, 2017. Representatives of the Coalition's member-organizations, RA Police, Ministry of Justice, National Assembly and Human Rights Defender's office, as well as Georgian colleagues, particularly representatives of Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), Georgia Human Rights Defender’s Office and Anti-Violence Network of Georgia participated in the conference.
 
The fifth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» (15.10.2017)
The guest of the fifth TV program of the series was Ani Sargsyan, Lieutenant Colonel and the Senior Investigator of the Department of Support to Investigation of Criminal Cases of RA Investigative Committee. The guest of the program presented the work carried out by the RA Investigative Committee in the field of domestic violence
 
October 1 Annual Action (09.10.2017)
Like every year, on October 1, 2017, the National Day to Combat Domestic Violence announced by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women, an open-air action was organized with the participation of representatives of member organizations, volunteers and supporters. The action began at the Square of Sasuntsi David where posters and a table with information materials were placed next to the fountain. 
 
The fourth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» (08.10.2017)
The series of TV programs «Conversations on Women's Rights» was replenished by the fourth TV program, the guest of which was Narine Hovhannisyan, Director of N1 Special Educational Complex and representative of RA Ministry of Education.
 
Visit to Erebuni Museum (02.10.2017)
On September 29 children beneficiaries of Women’s Rights Center had an educational visit to Erebuni Historical and Archeological Reserve-Museum. The group was welcomed by the museum's guide who accompanied everyone to the hall of prehistory of the Erebuni Museum
 
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