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Move to Claim: Bodies of women in activism


Nils presentation march 8Our souls were in prison

Our bodies broke the chains

This presentation is an invitation to women’s human rights defenders to consider the importance of using body and movement in activism and support mechanisms for women in general and vulnerable groups in particular.

Through a historical perspective on the treatment of the body of humans and particularly of women, I try to find an explanation to how working on the body can be by essence liberating. Holding a mirror to today’s societal requirements over women’s body, this presentation will be the occasion to consider body movement, sports and dance as a tool for civil actions.

This presentation will take place on 12th of March, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Women's Resource Center. The entrance is free.The main language of the presentation will be English. If needed, translation into Armenian will be provided as well. For additional information contact us 094 56 56 26.


Women’s Rights Month Events, 2015


March 8 poster.Dear friends, here is the list of the upcoming events within Women's Rights Month, 2015

You are more than welcome to join us!


MARCH 8 DEMONSTRATION AND MUSIC FEST / Feminist platform initiative


2 p.m. at the monument named after Av. Isahakyan (near metro Yeritasardakan)


3 p.m. 5 Northern Ave.


Potato Controversy: Women Demand Apology from Agriculture Minister


կարտոշա ակցիա բOn February 26, a group of demonstrators assembled in front of Armenia's government building on Republic Square, to protest a statement made by the country's Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan comparing women with potatoes.

A day earlier, during a consultation in the Shirak marz, Minister Karapetyan met with farmers and spoke to them about marketing and selling their products to vendors. He quipped that Armenian farmers had a traditional habit of holding on to their potatoes, hoping to get a better price for them post-harvest, until they rotted and then they couldn't find anyone to buy their rotten potatoes. In an attempt to drive home the point he was trying to make, Karapetyan went on to remind the farmers of a saying: "When someone comes to want the girl, you must give her away."