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Joining Forces to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders. round table discussion

26.03.2014

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Joining Forces to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders

Discussion with WHRDs from Armenia, Georgia, Croatia, Russia and Chechnya

The Women's Resource Center, on behalf of the Human Rights House Yerevan is organizing a public discussion on challenges women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face in different countries of Eastern Europe, Russia and South Caucasus. The event will take place on March 27, 2014 at 9:45 am, at Congress Hotel.

The event is organized together with Human Rights House Foundation and other experts from the Human Rights House network. Individual and collective strategies to counter the specific risks faced by WHRDs will be addressed. Joint efforts to increase the space in which women human rights defenders operates will be discussed. Representatives from Human Rights Houses in Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Croatia will share their experience working as human rights defenders nationally and regionally.

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meeting-discussion of YWN's activities and upcoming events

19.03.2014

215368 169114776476900 7024823 nArmenian Group of the South Caucasus Network of Young Women invites all interested individuals to participate in the meeting-discussion of YWN's activities and upcoming events.

The meeting will be held on Friday, March 28th at 5:00 PM at the Women's Resource Center's office: Teryan 62, entr.5, apt. 35. During the meeting there will be a discussion about young women's network's activities, its mission and upcoming events.

The meeting is intended primarily to create a platform for network members to meet and for interested individuals to engage in network activities.

We will work together to create a new team and to develop new ideas.

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What is the current situation with statistics of sexual violence in Armenia?

19.03.2014

hotlineBy current legal point of view crimes against a person include also crimes against sexual integrity and sexual freedom. According to the World Health Organization, sexual abuse is a crime, in which case a person is forced by threat or deception to have sexual relationship of any kind, against her will. According to the WHO every 1 in 5 women in the world usually have been subjected to a sexual violence [http://www.who.int/ru/].

What is the current situation with statistics of sexual violence in Armenia?

Thus, according to the National Statistical Service crimes against sexual integrity and sexual freedom have been increased during the period of 2008-2012. In 2008 there were only 63 cases, in 2012 there were 98 and in 2013 at the first semester the cases increased to 59 [http://www.armstat.am/am/].

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