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English spoken courses


imagesDear women, we would like to inform you that currently we have an opportunity to involve new members in the English spoken courses group.

The courses will take place every Tuesday and Thursday 16:00-17:30.

To participate one needs to register with this 094565626 phone number or visit us: Teryan 62, entrance 5, 35 apartment (the entry is from Moskovyan street).


Representation and Participation in the Political Parties and Political Initiatives in Armenia: Gender Analyses


In 2015-2016 Women's Resource Center will be conducting a survey on representation and participation of men and women in the political particle and political initiatives in Armenia. Survey is conducted with the support of Academic Swiss Caucasus Network

Short Description:

Participation of women in the political life is determined by different factors, ranging from structural and institutional to cultural and social-psychological. Institutional design of the political organizations and groups, transparency and decision making process within political institutions plays significant role in promoting/limiting women's political career. Different surveys conducted in Armenia show that the factors preventing women's political involvement are: 1) family responsibilities; 2) gender stereotype and gender roles; 3) economic dependence of women; 4) unfavourable political culture; 5) lack of social capital among women; 6) law self-esteem of women. One of the main factors that influence advancement of women in political life and in society in general is an institutional design of a political party or political initiative. Nonetheless, formal representation of women in the politics remain very low in Armenia for past decades after independence. At the same time, women became more involved and active in the civic and political initiatives that are less institutionalized, structured and have more transparent procedures of decision-making and resource distribution.

Goal of the proposed research is to study obstacle and opportunities for women's advancement in the political parties and political initiatives in Armenia. Based on several surveys on women's political advancement conducted in Armenia, we can conclude that the way political parties function is not very favorable for women. Especially, because politics often based on non-formal male dominated connections and networks in Armenia, women are finding themselves marginalized and excluded from those networks.


Following the Tracks of Armenian Literature in İstanbul before 1915 and Turkish Literature


Slide1NEYYA- Nükhet Eren Creative Writing Workshop is visiting Yerevan to create a common language in literature, which is the key to go beyond borders, by comprehensive study of the works of Armenian writers before 1915.

4 women from NEYYA group will give a talk at Women's Recource Center on the below writers and books:

Yıkıntılar Arasında (Among the Ruins) and Silahtarın Bahçeleri (The Gardens of Silihtar) by Zabel Yesayan . Osmanlı Meclisinde Bir Ermeni Mebus - Hikayeler, (Short Stories- An Armenian in Ottoman Parliament), and Hayat, Olduğu Gibi (Life as it is) by Krikor Zohrab. Bağdasar Ağpar - Haşmetli Dilenciler (Bağdasar Ağpar- Honorable Beggars) and Şark Dişçisi (The Oriental Dentist) by Hagop Baronyan.