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The third TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (11.01.2018)
The third TV program was devoted to the work of RA Human Rights Defender, particularly in the area of domestic violence. The guest of the program was L. Sargsyan, Head of Department for Legal Analysis of the RA Human Rights Defender's office. She introduced the functions and authorities of the Office, as well as the nature of calls reporting domestic violence.
 
The second TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (30.12.2017)
The regular broadcast of the series of TV programs was hosted by A. Vardanyan, the Deputy Head of the Department on Protection of Juvenile Rights and Combating Domestic Violence of RA Police General Department of Criminal Intelligence, and S. Soghomonyan, the Attorney of Women's Rights Center. Each of the guests presented statistics on domestic violence cases of its structure, spoke about mechanisms of response to domestic violence cases by RA Police and Women's Rights Center, the undertaken measures, conflicts of interest and cooperation with relevant stakeholders, as well as the stereotypes and necessity of trainings for police officers. 
 
Second season of the series of TV programs «Conversations on Women's Rights» (29.12.2017)
After success of the first season of the series of TV programs «Conversations on Women's Rights» Women's Rights Center initiated the second season of the series which was devoted to to domestic violence problem, the Law on Prevention of Violence in Family, Protection of Victims of Violence in Family and Restoration of Peace in Family as well as coverage of the international documents aimed at combating violence against women and ratified by RA Government. The presenter of the TV programs of the second season was Kristine Alagulyan, the famous presenter and TV journalist of Shant TV Channel. The first program was aired on December 28, 2017 by Shant and the guests of the program were S. Vardanyan, the Founder and Director of Women's Rights Center, M. Eghiazaryan, the Center's psychologist, and S. Soghomonyan, the Center's attorney.
 
The Last Event of the Year for Children (28.12.2017)
2017 year ended with the last event for children beneficiaries of Women's Rights Center – the musical performance «Pluto's New Year Adventures» in Neon Art light format. The event took place at «Armenia» Cinema on December 27. Children watched the cartoon attentively, followed by interactive communication with Pluto, cartoon's main hero. 
 
Musical performance “New Year with Nazar 2” at Bohemia Theater (24.12.2017)
On December 22, 2017 Women’s Rights Center’s staff organized the next event for children-beneficiaries. The New Year child’s comedy musical was demonstrated at Bohemia Theater based on H. Tumanyan's fairy tales and other child’s stories. The performance was full with the intellectual questions and games. Children watched it with great enthusiasm. The event was also very interactive as the heroes communicated with children by giving them different questions. 

 

 
Interview on the theme of «Domestic Violence: What Will Change With the Law Adoption» (16.12.2017)
On December 12, 2017 M. Eghiazaryan, Women’s Rights Center’s psychologist, and Center’s woman-beneficiary who wished to remain anonymous participated in the phone interview to www.ampop.am online resource on the theme of «Domestic Violence: What Will Change the Adoption of the Law». During the interview the survivor of domestic violence presented her history, after which the Center's services for women victims of domestic violence, the statistics and the necessity of the relevant Law adoption were discussed with the Center's specialist.
 
Planning the WAVE Step Up! Campaign activities for 2018 (15.12.2017)
On December 11-13, 2017 the training on “Planning the WAVE Step Up! Campaign for 2018” was conducted by the WAVE Training Institute in Vienna, Austria. The annual meeting was aimed at uniting and strengthening the capacity of experts working in the field of women’s support services and establishing common quality standards. The purpose of the training also was to exchange experiences on different activities implemented in member countries in 2017 and develop effective activities for 2018. Participants from 23 countries, including Armenia took part in the event.
 
Interview on the Draft Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims (10.12.2017)
On December 8, 2017 K. Petrosyan, Assistant to Director of Women’s Rights Center, had a phone interview with the journalist of www.hraparak.am. The necessity of the adoption of the relevant Law and corresponding improvement of the field, statistics of the Center,
 
Round Table Discussion on «Situation on Domestic Violence against Women in Armenia: Developing the Package of Recommendations» (08.12.2017)
On December 6 the round table discussion on the «Situation on Domestic Violence against Women in Armenia: Developing the Package of Recommendations» was organized by Women's Rights Center and took place at Dvin Hall of Ani Plaza Hotel. Representatives of the RA Police, RA Ministry of Justice, RA Ministry of Health, RA Ministry of Education and Science, RA Ministry of Labour and Social affairs, Human Rights Defender of RA, as well as local non-governmental organizations participated in the event. 
 
Training at RA Police Academy (30.11.2017)
On November 29 M. Eghiazaryan and A. Arakelyan, psychologist of Women’s Rights center, conducted training on domestic violence for the police officers at RA Police Academy. The training was included in the curriculum of the Academy and was devoted to the analysis of domestic violence phenomenon.
 
Participation in the press conference under the theme of "Combating gender-based violence and gaps in the legislative field in Armenia" (29.11.2017)
On November 28, 2017 a press conference under the theme of "Combating gender-based violence and gaps in the legislative field in Armenia" took place at Media Center. The speakers of the conference were S. Galoyan, survivor of domestic violence and Women's Rights Center's beneficiary, A. Argushyan, psychologist of Women's Rights Center, and N. Piliposyan, lawyer of Women's Resource Center.
 
Protest Action against Changes in the Draft Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims (25.11.2017)
On November 23, 2017 the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women organized a protest action in front of RA Government building. The participants protested against changes in the Draft Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection of Domestic Violence Victims enforced by the opponents of the Law adoption. 
 
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