Potato Controversy: Women Demand Apology from Agriculture Minister
On 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."
Capoeira is back to Yerevan !
We will start capoeira begining from February 18th, 2015.
The classes will take place every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and
Every Friday from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. at The House of Culture and Sport of the Association of deaf people, Armenia. The adress is Eznik Kokhbaci 69.
Please confirm Your participation by the following number 094 56 56 26.
Don't forget to bring sport shoes and comfortable outfit.
If You still have any questions let us know.
Due to the collaboration between Hrant Dink Foundation and Women's Resource Center, Nil is now in Yerevan, having her fellowship program. She has a big experience in the area of Capoeira and she invites women to participate in Capoeira Classes.
Painting classes at WRCA
Dear women, we would love to invite you to painting classes at WRCA.
The meetings are going to take place each Monday from 5:30 p.m. till 7 p.m.
The classes are free of charge.
For registration please contact us by the following phone number(s) 094 56 56 26, 060 44 56 26.
Meetings start from 9th of February, 2015.
The classes are held by a young talented woman Ruzanna Nurijanyan.