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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. 
 
Watching film at the “Cinema Star” (23.11.2017)
On November 22, 2017 children-beneficiaries of Women’s Rights Center visited the “Cinema Star” cinema hall to watch the movie “Super Mama 2”. 
 
Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Women's Rights Center (19.11.2017)
On November 16, 2017 the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Women's Rights Center took place at Ararat Hall of Armenia Marriott Hotel. The event was attended by the members of Women’s Rights Center, as well as representatives of RA Government, RA Police, RA Ministry of Justice, RA Ministry of Health, RA Ministry of Education, RA Human Rights Defender, Departments of Family, Women and Children’s Rights Protection of Gegharkunik and Shirak regions, Head of Yaghdan Village, Coalition to Stop Violence Violence Against Women, Armenian Lighthouse Foundation, and E-Motion Studio. 
 
Participation in the exhibition of H. Aivazovsky works (12.11.2017)
On November 10, 2017 a visit to the National Gallery of Armenia was organized for children-beneficiaries of Women's Rights Center. Here children had the opportunity to participate in the exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky under the slogan «Hovhannes Aivazovsky: Creation». 
 
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. 
 
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