March 8 Every Day. Activities of Women's Resource Center during March 8- April 7
08.03.13 - March 8 Every Day – Performance March/3:30PM/ In front of Isahakyan's Statue
"By Choice or Chance" - Film Screening/5:00PM/Espace Center/Nalbandyan 29
11․03․13 - "Conquering the Night" - action/9:00PM/ Luna Park, underground passage-ways, Vernisazh, and others "The aim of this action is to take the opportunity to reclaim those spaces where we would usually hesitate to or be afraid to walk for fear of being sexually harassed, followed, or threatened by male aggressors. The event is intended for women to collectively walk together in those spaces. Luna park, underground passageways and other places that will be decided upon by the women participating are all representative of spaces where we have been harassed or believe we have more of a chance of being harassed."
Vernisazh, and others
15․03․13 - "Human Rights Challenges" - discussion/5:00PM/Women's Resource Center/Teryan 62, entr.5 ap.35/
In solidarity with the women of Egypt
Dear Ambassador Wahid Eldin Galal:
We, the concerned women of the Women's Resource Center of Armenia, are joining in the efforts of The Uprising of Women in the Arab World to protest the sexual terrorism Egyptian women are subject to on a daily basis in Egypt. We condemn these acts of sexual harassment at the hands of organized thugs, especially in Tahrir Square, and in the streets, public transportation, taxis, schools and other spaces in Egypt. Preventing and ending sexual violence in all its forms should be a top priority for any society seeking to liberate and empower its people. This is also our struggle here in Armenia.
Statement of Solidarity with Pinar Selek
As an organization striving to end all injustices faced by women in Armenia and all over the world, we at the Women's Resource Center of Armenia condemn the unrighteous lifetime sentence on Pinar Selek, which was ordered by the Istanbul 12th High Criminal Court on January 24, 2013. We believe that this is not only an attack on Pinar Selek, but an attack on the kinds of activism, both in academia as well as on the ground, that have been and continue to be crucial for the survival of minorities and underserved populations both in Turkey and abroad. We write this letter in support of and in solidarity with Pinar Selek, a sociologist and writer, whose research and writing has shed light on issues faced by women, the poor, street children, sexual minorities and the Kurd and Armenian minorities in Turkey. We urge the international community to join us in solidarity with Pinar Selek.
The Staff of the Women's Resource Center of Armenia