Art and Activism, a workshop by Petra Hultman, a feminist artist.
For many people art making is synonymous with the creation of various
objects, mainly sculpture or paintings. But instead of just making things, art
can also be a force to make things happen - a tool for reaction and action. So
instead of asking ourself the somewhat tiresome questions "what is art?" or
"is this art?" we will ask "what can art do?".
Women resource's centre would therefore like to invite you to a series of
hands-on practical workshops in the borderland between art and activism
with artist Petra Hultman.
WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND EXISTING CHALLENGES
The Republic of Armenia's socio-economic situation is similar to that of most other developing countries. By adopting the notion of a democratic, social and legal state, the weight of these principles became obvious in the very first chapter of the first article of the Constitution.
Of course, if we try to analyze the existing Constitution together with the other codes, we will see that the Republic of Armenia provides almost a perfect reality in terms of human rights protection laws. However, any serious research requires analysis of the existing situation. It is when appropriate research is conduced about the implementation of these laws that numerous obvious and continuous violations of the basic human rights as well as violation and neglect of the basic tenets of human rights can be detected along with the climate of impunity. In this context human rights defenders become vulnerable, of which most vulnerable are women human rights defenders.
Sexual violence awareness month: APRIL
April is a usual month for most of us, for some it is a beautiful spring month, for some it is memorable as April fool's day, for others it is named "Ahekan" by the old Armenian calendar, but few of us know that April is also known as a sexual violence awareness month. Thus, different people and organizations worldwide are organizing numerous events in order to enhance the dissemination of information on sexual violence.
But how come that April became a sexual violence awareness month?