The series of the TV program “Talks about women’s rights” is devoted to the coverage of the issue of domestic violence in Armenia, the RA Law on the “Prevention of Domestic Violence, Protection of the Victims of Domestic Violence and Restoration of Solidarity in the Family”, as well measures to combat violence against women and the international documents ratified by the RA Government.
The guest of the program was Maria Karapetyan, the Deputy of National Assembly of RA.
The adoption of the RA Law on the “Prevention of Domestic Violence, Protection of the Victims of Domestic Violence and Restoration of Solidarity in the Family” was subjected to a number of criticism and discussions, but the adoption of this law was essential for the protection of the rights of the victims.
First of all, it should be noted that the prevention of violence should start from the childhood and upbringing of the child. The stereotypes existing in society can contribute to the intensification of violence, create barriers for the victim and negatively affect her personal life.
The state takes appropriate measures to decrease the cases of domestic violence and protect women's rights. The establishment of support centers in the regions was one of the important steps not only to raise awareness but also to provide comprehensive services to the survivors of violence, as well as to the perpetrator.
The law has a preventive nature, but there are gaps in the law on domestic violence often leading to protracted litigation, which needs to be solved.
Today, many women avoid raising the issue, thinking that their lives are being made public, on the other hand, it is difficult to reveal the cases without it and to rebuild the family.
“Women human rights defenders stepping up against gender based violence in Armenia” (2020-2022) project is implemented by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women with the financial support of the European Union.
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