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Integrated Security Workshop. North and South Caucasus cooperation.


1453252 10153525012635012 1682894264 nIntegrated Security Workshop organized by representatives from ''Women's Resource Center Armenia'' and ''Union of Women of Chechnya'' took place in Aghveran on December 9-11th.

The primary goal of activism is to be useful for your environment, to defend discriminated members of the society – and you can hardly call this work a very calm and secure one.

It is important to remember, that one can never protect others, if they don't know how to protect themselves. The mainn purpose of this Integrated Security Workshop was to show different people involved in activism the best and most effective ways to provide both psychological and physical safety.


Armenia Ranks Poorly in Gender Equality


gendergap1The World Economic Forum published its 2013 Global Gender Gap report.

Iceland, Finland, and Norway are at the top of the list of 136 countries, where gender equality has been considered in the areas of political participation, economic equality, education and healthcare. Among the top 10 are Sweden, the Philippines, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland, and Nicaragua.

Armenia received an overall rank of 94, dropping down two places from last year and 10 places from 2010. On the sex ratio at birth indicator, Armenia occupies 131st place; in the women in parliament indicator, 108th place; women ministers, 93rd place; equal pay for similar work, 100th place. The situation for participation in primary and elementary school and higher education is better, where opportunities for men and women were considered equal.


Photography and Human Rights Workshop for human rights NGO members and social activists


Photography and Human Rights

Workshop for human rights NGO members and social activists

October 30 - November 4, 2013

The Women's Resource Center, in collaboration with the 4 Plus Documentary Photography Center, invites members of human rights NGOs and social activists who deal with human rights violations, to apply for a workshop on Human Rights Photography.

We invite non-photographers who want to acquire basic knowledge and skills on human rights photography in order to practice it in the course of their work.

The workshop will include lectures on building a photo story, learning technical details concerning photography, approaching people to photograph them and general ethical issues, which are particularly important when documenting cases of human rights violations.