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Press Conference Dedicated to Femicide Report

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbw99fdlbFg

The report in English is available here:

http://coalitionagainstviolence.org/en/femicide-en/