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Roundtable-discussion on Draft of RA Law on Domestic Violence (24.04.2008)

Within the framework of the “Combating Domestic Violence in Armenia through Legislative Initiative on Domestic Violence” project Women’s Rights Center has organized the roundtable discussion on Draft of RA Law on Domestic Violence on 25 April, 2008 at Armenia-Marriott hotel.
Fifty-one representatives from Ministry of Social and Labor Issues of RA, Yerevan City Hall, Science, Social and Health Departments of Yerevan District Communities, international and non-governmental organizations participated in the roundtable discussion.

 
Investigation of legislation of foreign countries in the field of domestic violence (09.05.2007)

Since February 1, 2007 the Women’s Rights Center lawyer has been investigating the legislation of the USA, Canada, Brazil, England, Holland, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Ecuador, the Republic of South Africa, Costa Rica, Puerto Rica, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Israel, Iran and Pakistan in the sphere of domestic violence.

 
"Prevention of domestic violence against women" (24.04.2007)

On March 15, 20, 28 and April 18, 20, 23, 2007 the Women’s Rights Center has organized trainings on the theme of “Prevention of domestic violence against women” for 50 representatives of the police, psychologists, social and health care workers of Yerevan, Vanadzor and Gyumri.

 
Meeting in the Malatia Medical Center (22.04.2007)

On April 23, 2007, M. Zaqaryan, the Women’s Right Center psychologist, has organized a meeting at women’s consultation of Malatia Medical Center and has introduced the staff to the activity of the National Hot Line.

 
Case study in police and courts of Yerevan (18.04.2007)

In the framework of “Combat domestic violence in Armenia” project, the Women’s Rights Center’s lawyer has in the period of 1 January – 30 March, 2007 conducted base-line investigation in police stations and courts to discover the gaps in the legal, administrative and institutional frameworks that address the issue of domestic violence and come up with policy recommendations, taking into consideration the experience of foreign countries in the field of domestic violence.

 
Meeting in the medical collage (09.04.2007)

On April 5, 2007 Ts.Karapetyan, the WRC psychologist, and D.Papazyan participated in the “The role of women in society” meeting in the medical collage of Erebouni community. During the meeting, the topics of violence against women, women and politics, the social role of the woman in society were touched on.

 
Training of Trainers (ToT) on domestic violence (28.02.2007)
On February 27 and 28, 2007 the Women’s Rights Center trainers have organized Training of Trainers on the theme of “Prevention of domestic violence against women” for regional trainers.
 
Second International Conference on Domestic Violence (05.12.2006)

In the framework of the Council of Europe’s pan-European campaign to combat violence against women, including domestic violence, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence annual campaign and, following the 2004-2010 Republic of Armenia National Action Plan on Improving the Status of Women and Enhancing Their Role in Society, the Women's Rights Center, as the Secretariat of the International Consortium for Domestic Violence, with the financial support of the OSI East-East program, OSIAF-Armenia Network Women’s Program and Global Fund for Women on 4-6 December 2006 has organized the Second International Conference on Domestic Violence, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia.

 
Presentation of the Stop Violence against Women website (26.09.2006)

On September 27, 2006, presentation of the Stop Violence against Women website, Armenian National Home Page and National Hot Line took place in the town of Goris. The organizational support of the event was provided by Susanna Shahnazaryan, the Women’s Rights Center’s representative in the marz (province) of Syunik.

 
National Strategy and National Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Armenia (26.09.2006)

A workshop “National Strategy and National Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Armenia” took place on 19-20 October in Congress Hotel, Yerevan. Representatives of the RA Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Migration Agency, US Embassy in Armenia, UNDP, OSCE, UNHCR, UNICEF, UMCOR, as well as representatives of the NGOs (including the WRC) dealing with the issue of trafficking, took part in the workshop.

 
Armenia-Diaspora Conference III (19.09.2006)

On September 18-20 the Women’s Rights Center has participated in the exhibition, which took place in Karen Demirchian Complex in the framework of the Armenia-Diaspora Conference III. Participation in the exhibition enabled staff and volunteers of the Women’s Rights Center to present the organization and its activity to Armenians from the Diaspora and local residents, as well as to get acquainted with the activity of other organizations.

 
Presentation of the Stop Violence against Women website in Artashat town (02.08.2006)

On August 3, 2006, presentation of the Stop Violence against Women website, Armenian National Home Page and National Hot Line took place Artashat town. The organizational support of the event was provided by Meri Avetisyan, the Women’s Rights Center representative in the marz (province) of Ararat.

 
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