Women’s Support Center’s project coordinator Hasmik Gevorgyan together with our lawyer Nona Galstyan has just come back from a workshop in Minnesota, US. They participated as a part of Armenian delegation, which also included representatives from Police, Investigative Committee and Ministry of Justice. The purpose of the workshop was to identify best practices in the implementation of domestic violence laws.
The workshop provided an extraordinary opportunity for the Armenian Delegation to receive Community Coordinated Response training tailored specifically to the needs of Armenia by the staff of Global Rights for Women and the Duluth Abuse Intervention Project, recently awarded by Vice President Biden for advances in the domestic violence response.
In addition to the session in Duluth, the workshop also included peer-to-peer meetings and a variety of observations in both Duluth and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Participants had direct contact with the agencies that lead coordination – including police, prosecutors, probation and the judiciary. We are grateful to the Global Rights for Women for making this happen!
April 13, 2017
Welcome to our quarterly e-newsletter designed to keep you informed of our current
activities. Below we highlight the work we’ve carried out in the past few months to ensure the
safety of women and children victims of domestic violence and advocate for change.
April 7, 2017
Great news! Survivor & WSC beneficiary Hasmik Khachatryan received an award from the UNFPA Armenia for the courage she found in herself to break the cycle of violence. This award was presented within the scope of event organized by the Prime Minister to encourage best businesswomen of Armenia. After escaping abuse and near death, she worked with our staff to overcome trauma and enrolled in our economic empowerment program. Defying all odds, she is now a single working mother with a thriving small business baking traditional Armenian sweets. We are so happy for Hasmik!
March 21, 2017