Lend a hand, save Syu's mom
About a month ago our friend Syu's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and had her breast removed. Because she has HER-2 positive breast cancer she needs a drug called "herceptin" which costs 3000 dollars per capsule. In many "Western" countries, women have taken insurance companies to court in order to have their treatment financed. They have been able to secure free access to this drug in France, Australia, England, and the US. Because this is not the case in Armenia, we have taken matters into our own hands and created the "Mayrik" fund.
V-Day in Tbilisi
On the evening of February 10th, 2011, we set out by train to Georgia. We were only five from the group of women who would gather in Tbilis from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia to do a performance of the Vagina Monologues in our respective languages. After 12 hours of traveling through Armenia and Georgia, we finally arrived in Tbilisi and were greeted by Keti, a staff member of the women's organization in Georgia that was sponsoring our trip. She led us to our hotel and told us to rest for a few hours before we would be sent for to meet with the Georgian organizers of V-Day.
Public discussion: changes in the sexual violence law of the RA criminal code
From September 2010 until December 2010, the Women's Resource Center of Armenia took the initiative to lead a working group of lawyers and experts who studied Chapter 18 of the RA Criminal Code on Sexual Violence - Article 138-142 - and make the necessary amendments to the existing law.
to read the changes to the law, click here.