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During 2018, 519 domestic violence related criminal cases were investigated compared to the 458 cases of the  previous year

During 2018, 519 domestic violence related criminal cases were investigated compared to the 458 cases of the previous year

RA Investigative Committee service studied criminal cases of 2018 related to domestic violence, which had been investigated in the penitentiary service. Thus, according to the studies, during the mentioned period, in 2018 RA Investigative Committee service investigated 519 domestic violence related criminal cases compared to the 458 cases of the previous year. Most part of the criminal cases relate to…

Talking to Women about Domestic Violence Issue

Talking to Women about Domestic Violence Issue

In 2017 with the “Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women” order, “Socioscope” NGO’s team implemented research in studying the issue of domestic violence. The research was implemented in two phases. During the first phase expert interviews were conducted with active experts of the sphere, and in the second phase focus groups were held with women in the cities of Ashtarak,…

In Yerevan, a Hackathon Embraces Technology to Combat Gender-Based Violence

In Yerevan, a Hackathon Embraces Technology to Combat Gender-Based Violence

The cafeteria at Engineering City in Yerevan was buzzing with innovative and unconventional ideas during the weekend of 15-16 December for the launch of the Geeks Against Gender-Based Violence Hackathon. Comprising 14 teams in total, the hackathon brought together about 50 young IT specialists, developers, start-up owners, and gender experts to design mobile applications to help combat Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Armenia, and…

Job Announcement: Lawyer

Job Announcement: Lawyer

Job description Provision of ongoing judicial and policy engagement support as well as implementation of legal analysis as requested Job title Lawyer Employer Coalition to Stop Violence against Women Contract duration April 1, 2018 — January 31, 2019 with a possibility of extension Working hours 70% involvement, flexible working hours with everyday availability Deadline for submissions March 15, 2018 Job…
Little Protection, Aid for Domestic Violence Survivors։ HRW report

Little Protection, Aid for Domestic Violence Survivors։ HRW report

The lives and well-being of women and children in Armenia who have survived domestic violence are in jeopardy because of the Armenian government’s failure to ensure their protection, Human Rights Watch said in the report. In December 2017, Armenia’s parliament passed a law on violence in the family, but women and children remain at risk until the government comprehensively changes…

New trainings in universities

New trainings in universities

Coalition to Stop Violence against Women started training courses on domestic violence within 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in the universities of Yerevan and regions of Armenia. The first training was conducted in Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences with 25 students of the department of English language and psychology. The trainer Lida Minasyan presented…