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The third TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» (01.10.2017)
The guest of the next TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» was Gayane Avagyan, Head of the Division of Maternal and Reproductive Health Protection of RA Ministry of Health. 
 
Wrap-up Stakeholder Meeting of the Project “Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia” (28.09.2017)
On September 28, 2017 a Wrap-up Stakeholder Meeting of the Project “Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia” took place at at Aviatrans Hotel. Women’s Rights Center’s representatives also participated in the meeting. 
 
The second TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» (25.09.2017)
The guest of the second program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights» initiated by Women's Rights Center was Armine Tanashyan, Head of Division of Women Issues of the Family, Women and Children Department of RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. 
 
Europe-wide Protest Action (24.09.2017)
Within the framework of the WAVE Step Up! Campaign the Europe-wide protest action to hold governments accountable for providing specialist support services to women survivors of violence and their children was planned to be held on September 21, 2017, the International Peace Day. Women’s Rights Center was also engaged in this activity as the Focal Point of WAVE in Armenia and organized the protest actions in Yerevan, Vanadzor, Gavar, Ijevan, Eghegnadzor and Gyumri.
 
Round Table Discussion on “Combating domestic violence: implemented work and further steps” (21.09.2017)
On September 20, 2017 from 10:00 till 13:30 a round table discussion on “Combating domestic violence: implemented work and further steps” took place at Milano Conference Hall of the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and was organized by RA Ministry of Justice. The event was aimed at the discussion of the already implemented work and discussion of the further steps. 
 
Results of the MEME Contest (19.09.2017)
In May 2017 Women’s Rights Center and the WAVE Network announced the launch of Meme Contest with the aim to raise awareness on violence against women and domestic violence particularly among youth. As was already mentioned the general theme of the Contest was Recovery from violence and the following contest categories were defined: “The Best Reflection of the Theme”, “The Most Creative Meme” and “The Most Positive and inspiring message”.
 
Launch of «Conversations on Women's Rights» by Shant TV (17.09.2017)
Women’s Rights Center launched «Conversations on Women's Rights», a series of TV programs, aired by Shant TV Channel. The aim of the series consisting of 8 TV programs is to raise awareness of TV audience on the problem of violence against women and activities of the structures working in the field to support women in protection of their right to be free from violence and find solution to the problems in this regard. The first TV program was aired on September 15, 2017 and the invited guest was Nelly Duryan, Head of the Department on Protection of Juvenile Rights and Combating Domestic Violence of RA Police General Department of Criminal Intelligence.
 
Dissemination Meeting on "Improving Access to Medical Abortion in Armenia" (14.09.2017)
On September 13, 2017 Women's Rights Center organized dissemination meeting on the theme of «Improving access to medical abortion in Armenia» at the Dvin Hall of Ani Plaza Hotel. The meeting was devoted to the results and site experience of two research studies implemented in Armenia. The participants of the event were obstetrician-gynecologists from different medical institutions of Yerevan. Meeting started with the opening speech of S. Vardanyan, Projects' Coordinator from Women's Rights Center, and followed by the speech of G. Avagyan, representative of RA Ministry of Health, on the safe abortion in Armenia. 
 
Round table discussion on the theme of «Cooperation between non governmental organizations and law enforcement agencies in the area of combating domestic violence» (09.09.2017)
On September 7, 2017 a round table discussion on the theme of «Cooperation between non governmental organizations and law enforcement agencies in the area of combating domestic violence» took place at the office of American Councils for International Education Armenia. The invited guest of the event was Allison Rocker, Senior Deputy Denver District Attorney, who specialized in the investigation and monitoring of domestic violence cases, the other participants were representatives of member organizations of the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women, RA Police, RA Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly of RA. 

 

 
Regular visit to the Yerevan Zoo (01.09.2017)
On August 31 one more group of children-beneficiaries of Women's Rights Center visited the Yerevan Zoological Garden. The visit was organized with the purpose of making a holiday the last day of the children’s summer vacations and congratulating them with September 1, the Day of Knowledge. 
 
Participation in the Press Conference on “Domestic Violence Cases in 2017: Gaps in the Legislation and Means of Prevention” (30.07.2017)
On July 27 a press conference of the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women took place at Media Center press club and was devoted to domestic violence cases in 2017: gaps in the legislation and means of prevention. The speakers were A. Simonyan, representative of Women’s Resource Center, L. Minasyan, representative of the Society Without Violence, and K. Petrosyan, representative of Women’s Rights Center. The statistics on domestic violence cases was presented, the problems and challenges that non governmental organizations face while providing services to women victims of domestic violence and their children were discussed. 
 
Participation in the meeting «Professional Work with LGBT People» (27.07.2017)
On July 27 a meeting discussion on the theme «Professional Work with LGBT People» took place at «Article 3» Club organized by PINK Armenia NGO. The aim of the training was to shape narrower professional skills for the specialists working in mental health area 
 
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