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Newsletter-July 2017

 

Welcome to the second edition of our quarterly newsletter!
See some updates from our efforts to advocate for change and stop violence towards women and girls!

WSC July 2017

August 21, 2017  

In the words of Ani Jilozian: “Ultimately, this violence stems from patriarchy”

 

WSC research and data specialist Ani Jilozian discussed the current situation in Armenia, her work with survivors and the progress made with UN Women.

“In post-soviet Armenia, the trauma of war, poverty and socio-economic inequalities exacerbates violence against women. But ultimately, this violence stems from patriarchy, and from the idea that a man possesses his wife or that a mother-in-law can control her daughter-in-law.”

See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/4/in-the-words-of-ani-jilozan#sthash.l7BGq4IQ.dpuf”

May 1, 2017  

Global Rights for Women Workshop in Minnesota

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