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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Yerevan State Marionette Theater (19.06.2017)
On June 16 children-beneficiaries of Women’s Rights Center visited the Yerevan State Marionette Theater for watching performance “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by famous American writer Mark Twain. The main hero of the performance was Tom Sawyer, a 12 years old boy, who lived with his aunt and cousin after his parents’ death. The performance showed adventures of Tom and his friends, during one of which he became witness of a murder and was successful in catching the murderer. 
 
Training for social workers and psychologists working in the area of domestic violence (13.06.2017)

The training for social workers and psychologists working in the area of domestic violence was organized by Women’s Rights Center and took place on June 8 and 9, 2017 at Silk Road Hotel in Yerevan. It was planned as a follow up training after the one organized on April 29 and 30, 2016 by Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. The participants of the training were specialists from different organizations: Women's Rights Center, Women's Resource Center, Shushi Women's Resource Center, Women's Support Center, Goris Women's Development Resource Center Foundation, Society Without Violence, Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Ajakits Benevolent NGO, Spitak Helsinki Group and Pink Armenia. The aim of both trainings was to increase capacity of the specialists working in the field and to improve the quality of the provided services. The first day of the training started with the welcoming speech and introduction of the agenda, then the participants divided into three multidisciplinary focus groups to discuss common goals of the participant organizations aimed at increasing the quality of service provision, challenges and opportunities of our work, as well as the follow up from the previous training, that is what has been useful and applicable, what has not and why. The facilitation in the groups was done by WRC psychologists.

 
Participation in the «Right is Yours» TV program (08.06.2017)
On June 7 Women's Rights Center's psychologist A. Argushyan participated in the «Right is Yours» TV program by H3 TV channel. The theme of the program was «Women's Rights». During it a number of questions were raised within the framework of which statistical data on domestic violence cases, causes of domestic violence against women and their children, its consequences on children were presented by WRC psychologist. 
 
June 1 in Vanadzor (05.06.2017)
Members and volunteers of Women's Rights Center Lori Branch organized an action under «No to Domestic Violence» slogan. With the relevant T-shirts on, the action participants walked in the streets and during different events organized in the city distributed leaflets to women and balloons with different slogans on child and family protection to children. 
 
On June 1 (05.06.2017)
On June 1 Women's Rights Center organized an entertaining walk tour for children-beneficiaries which started from the Victory Park and ended at the Freedom Square. At the Victory Park children visited the attractions and played different games. After that the group moved to the center of Yerevan by Cascade stairway. 
 
Our Children Visited the Yerevan Zoo (28.05.2017)
On May 25, Women's Rights Center organized a regular tour to the Yerevan Zoo for a group of children-beneficiaries. As always, children were very interested by the variety of fauna: wildlife and predators, birds, turtles and reptiles in the terrarium. 
 
Documentary Play «Seven» in Gyumri (22.05.2017)
On May 20, 2017 the “Seven on Tour” groundbreaking documentary play took place in Gyumri Technology Center. It was the second time the play was organized in Armenia by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women. 
 
UN GTG Action Plan 2017-2018 (16.05.2017)
On May 12, the Extended UN GTG members meeting took place at Best Western Congress Hotel in Yerevan. The meeting was devoted to reviewing the function, membership and terms of reference of the Extended UN GTG in working towards Country Driven Development Agenda,
 
Training on the Operation of Crisis Center (14.05.2017)
On May 12, 2017 training on the operation of Crisis Center for women victims of domestic violence was conducted for UN Women Implementing Partner “Avangard” NGO at Armenia Marriott Hotel. It was implemented by the trainers-psychologists of Women’s Rights Center Aida Arakelyan and Marina Eghiazaryan. 
 
Victory Day Event for Children (10.05.2017)
On May 9, Victory Day, a walk to the Yerevan Victory Park was organized for children beneficiaries of Women's Rights Center. At the entrance of the Park children were told about the significance of the day of May 9 and the history of the Park creation. Children were very interested and surprised to know so many facts and asked numerous questions. 
 
Launch of Meme Contest in Armenia (10.05.2017)
On May 10, Women’s Rights Center launched the Meme Contest in Armenia. The Contest was planned within the framework of the Step Up! Campaign 2016-2017 initiated by Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network to promote the rights of women survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection throughout Europe. In December 2016 the activities of the Campaign for 2017 were defined in Vienna by the WAVE Network members, including the Meme Contest.
 
WRC Strategic Planning Meeting (09.05.2017)
On May 5 and 6, 2017 members of Women's Rights Center gathered in Best Western Aghveran Hotel for planning the strategy of organization for 2017-2022. The first day started with the introduction of the participants and trainers, the two days work and the tree of expectations. Then the strategic management and the strategic components were discussed, including revision of WRC vision and mission, definition of values and beneficiaries.
 
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