16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence Implemented by the Women's Resource Center: Evaluation of Events
November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year our march started on November 25th at 1 PM. We gathered by Isahakyan's statue and moved from there toward "Moscow" cinema where the march ended with a small image theater performance.
This year the following organizations joined the march: the Women's Support Center, Bridge of Hope, Public Information and Need of Knowledge NGOs and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. To learn more about the march please click here.
Court protects NGO's honor: Grant-sucker is not a synonym for an NGO
On December 7, 2012 S. Hovsepyan, general court judge of administrative districts Arabkir and Qanaqer-Zeytun in Yerevan, announced the decision of the case: Women's Resource Center NGO vs. Zaruhi Publishing House Ltd. The court resolved to demand that the Limited Liability Company of Zaruhi Publishing House and Ruslan Tatoyan publicly apologize for using the terms "grant-sucker" and "destroyer of families" as a means of offending the Women's Resource Center NGO. The publishing house would satisfy this demand by placing a public apology on the website www.zaruhi.com
The court also decided to fine 50,000 drams from the respondents as compensation for the Women's Resource Center.
You can familiarize yourself with the court case and decision here
"Know your rights" booklet ceremony and film-screening of "Cairo 678"
On December 10th, which is International Human Rights Day, the Women's Resource Center held a book release event for the booklet, which bears the title "Know your rights" and a film-screening of "Cairo 678" at The Club.The latter served as the concluding event for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign, which was organized and implemented by the Women's Resource Center.
A number of NGO representatives, activists, journalists and interested individuals attended the event.