On June 13th, the staff of Women’s Support Center took part in a protest together with the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women in front of the Administrative Court of Shengavit. The protest aimed to raise public awareness about ineffectiveness of our court systems, which made it possible for the abuser to murder the mother of his wife and to heavily injure the father and the wife. Absence of DV law costs lives, the adoption of the DV law should not be postponed.
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July 18, 2016
Yesterday a press conference took place at Media Center that was dedicated to the first femicide report in Armenia. The report is sponsored by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women, and the author of the report is Women’s Support Center’s data analyst Ani Jilozian. Here are several most important points from the report:
· From 2010 to 2015 there were at least 30 cases of femicide in Armenia
· From 30 cases at least in 19 women were killed either by means of a knife or a blunt object
· 26 murders were carried out at home
A law criminalizing domestic violence and mechanisms of referral and treatment of domestic violence cases is absolutely critical in sending a strong message that criminalized behavior is unacceptable in Armenian society.
The press conference is available in Armenian language here:
The report in English is available here:
May 31, 2016
WSC Researcher and Writer Ani Jilozian authored Armenia’s first ever femicide report, published by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women, which records the death of women killed by intimate partners and family members and sheds light on acts of violence that are uniquely experienced by women in Armenia. Describing in depth the lethality risk factors and systemic impunity and injustice in the Armenian context, the report is intended to be used as a tool for change in the community. You can find the report here: http://coalitionagainstviolence.org/en/femicide-en/
May 16, 2016