The Domestic Violence Bill has been overruled
The Domestic Violence Bill has been overruled. The government has based its rejection of the Bill on the fact that the entire Armenian legislative framework is undergoing a number of changes. Changes being made in the Criminal and Criminal Procedure codes, as well as in the code of Administrative Offences would cause a number of problems in implementing the overruled Bill. For this reason and with the agreement of the government there will be no separate Domestic Violence Statute Book. However, a number of changes will be made to other codes within the Armenian legislative framework.
In solidarity with the women of India
On January 14th, 2013 the Women's Resource Center NGO organized a candle-light vigil in solidarity with the women of India. The vigil was in memory of the 23 year old college student who was raped by 6 men in Delhi and who died a week ago as a result of sustained injuries. A number of NGO representatives, civil society activists and concerned individuals participated. The vigil, which lasted for about an hour, provided an opportunity for participants to meet with the temporary Indian ambassador commissionaire. A letter expressing the WRC concerns and interest in better understanding future steps that the Indian government will take regarding this case was passed on to the ambassador.
Attention: New Year's Holidays
Dear WRC members, the WRC wishes you a Happy New Year and hopes that you will reach great heights in the upcoming year. The center will be closed from December 29th until January 8th. We will meet again on January 9th. Respectfully yours, the WRC staff.
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- Court protects NGO's honor: Grant-sucker is not a synonym for an NGO
- "Know your rights" booklet ceremony and film-screening of "Cairo 678"
- Women's Image in Advertising: Research Results of Armenian advertising presented at the Women's Resource Center