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WRC’s Director meets OSCE Politico-Military Officer to discuss perspectives of future cooperation (24.12.2008)
WRC’s Director Ms. Vardanyan meets OSCE Politico-Military Officer Mr. Hofstra to discuss perspectives of future cooperation and advice concerning the Draft Law on Domestic Violence.
A1+ discusses topic on domestic violence (18.12.2008)
On 18.12.2008 The Director of WRC, Ms. Susanna Vardanyan was invited for the interview in A1+ Online Media Publication. Ms. Nellie Duryan from RA Police, WRC Working Group member was also present. Situation on domestic violence was the main topic of discussions. Ms. Vardanyan introduced general situation in the country stating that domestic violence was, perhaps, the most pervasive human rights violation that ever exist in the world.
Round Table Discussion on SGBD survey findings (10.12.2008)

Round Table Discussion on survey findings on “Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) amongst Female Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Armenia” organized by Women’s Rights Center (WRC) was held on December 10, 2008 at Armenia-Marriott hotel.

First ever-Parliamentary Hearings on Child Protection (09.12.2008)

On December 9, 2008 a number of representatives of the Armenian parliament, government, international and local non-governmental organizations gathered for the first ever-parliamentary hearings on the theme of protection of child rights in Armenia. The Parliamentary Hearing was organized by UNICEF Armenia Office.

Walkathon for a Violence-Free Future for Women (30.11.2008)

On November 30, 2008 WRC director Ms. S.Vardanyan together with Anna Platonova, OSCE/ODIHR Project Officer and other activists participated in the Walkathon, organized with the support of the U.S. Embassy, American Councils, IREX, and the American University of Armenia (AUA).

Public Hearing on Draft Law on Domestic Violence (27.11.2008)

Public Hearing on Draft Law on Domestic Violence was held on November 27, 2008. It was of the utmost importance since it was presented to a great number of representatives of relevant governmental, public and civil institutions.

Press conference on the situation of reproductive health in Armenia (24.11.2008)

On November 24, 2008 within the framework of “NGO/Civil Society Network Advocacy on Reproductive Health Supplies” project Women’s Rights Center held a press conference at Marriott Armenia Hotel.

11th AWID International Forum held in Cape Town, South Africa co-sponsored by Global Fund for Women (14.11.2008)

Over 1,500 women's rights leaders and activists from around the world converged at the 11th AWID International Forum held in Cape Town, South Africa from November 14-17, 2008 to discuss and strategize about how to build stronger movements that advance women's rights and gender equality globally.

Amnesty International: No Pride in Silence (13.11.2008)
Around 25% of women in Armenia at least once have been subjected to domestic violence. 27% of 1000 women-respondents in Armenia have been subjected to physical violence. These figures have been provided by the Amnesty International experts.
Round table-discussion on Expanding Access to Medical Abortion in Armenia (23.10.2008)

On October 23, 2008, at Armenia-Marriott hotel Women’s Rights Center organized roundtable on the topic of “Expanding Access to Medical Abortion in Armenia”. Doctors from a number of medical centers, clinics and maternity homes were invited to participate in the round table.

1st World Conference of Women’s Shelters (08.09.2008)

The first World Conference of Women’s Shelters organized by Alberta Council of Women's Shelters, Canada was held from September 8-11, 2008 and presented a new opportunity for workers preventing family violence in Canada and around the world to network, share proven innovations, and to learn from international experts and each other.

Roundtable discussion on Draft DV Law (02.07.2008)

 The second Roundtable discussion on Draft of RA Law on Domestic Violence was organized and conducted by WRC on July 2, 2008 at Armenia-Marriott hotel to discuss development stages of the current Draft.

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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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