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The Women’s Support Center is looking for Executive Director Assistant.

Job description and application procedure can be found HERE

March 28, 2018

WSC Lawyer Presented by Justice International

WSC lawyer Nona Galstyan was recetnly presented by Justice International. Together with us, Nona strives to achieve justice for victims of domestic violence. Despite the challenges and obstacles, she has high success rates. Wish us good luck in our further endeavors!

Read the article HERE

January 17, 2018

Gender Politics In Armenia: An Exploration of Legislation, Anti-Gender Rhetoric, and Community Strategies


The study explores the manipulated discourses around gender issues used to mobilize the public and secure political power and examines the impact on policymaking and restrictions on women’s and LGBT rights in Armenia.

Gender Politics in Armenia

January 16, 2018

Heated debates around domestic violence in Armenia

WSC Executive Director  Maro Matosian presented her perspective on recent DV-related legislative reforms initiated in Armenia.

Read full article here:


December 13, 2017

2017 Publications

The Women’s Support Center is happy to share with you its recent publications.

With the financial support of UN Trust Fund to End Violence Towards Women, we have prepared and printed the following guidelines:

Standard Operating Procedures For Social Workers Serving Women And Girls Subjected to Domestic Violence

Guidelines For Setting Up And Running A Women’s Refuge


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These guidelines were developed within the framework of our two-year project with the UN Trust Fund, entitled “Creating a Coordinated Response Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Domestic Violence in Armenia”.

With the financial support of Open Society Foundations-Armenia, we have prepared and printed the following research studies:

Examining Sex-Selective Abortion Policy, Practices And Rhethoric In Armenia From Rights Perspective

“The Woman Must Satisfy, The Man Must Be Satisfied” Impact Of Domestic Violence On Women’s Sexual And Reproductive Health In Armenia


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These research studies were developed within the framework of a one-year project, entitled “Addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights violations in Armenia”.

December 12, 2017

Finally a Domestic Violence Law Will Be Introduced in Armenia’s Parliament


WSC Executive Director Maro Matosian wrote an article about current debates around the DV draft law. Read the article on Asbarez:




November 1, 2017


October 27, 2017



The Women’s Support Center is requesting CVs of local evaluation consultants for an upcoming evaluation procurement to measure the success of our two-year program entitled “Creating a coordinated response mechanism to prevent and combat domestic violence in Armenia”, carried out in partnership with UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Please send your CVs to wsc.armenia@gmail.com no later than COB October 31, 2017.

Terms of Reference WSC

October 23, 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