UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TEXT URGING TARGETED SANCTIONS AGAINST PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING ARMED CONFLICT Rape Largely ‘Cost-free’, Says Special Representative As UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal   The Security Council today urged the United Nations sanctions committees to apply targeted sanctions against parties committing sexual violence during armed conflict. Ahead of a debate on the subject that attracted more than 60 speakers, the … [Read more...]

Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Susanna Vardanyan – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this trail blazing powerhouse, a pioneer in the women's movement. This woman is an obstetrician-gynecologist by training and working for a long time in the State University Center of Family Planning and Sexual Health, in Yerevan. After the collapse of the Soviet Union I got actively involved in women's movement, once the chance for that appeared, becoming one of the pioneers of the movement in Armenia. WOMAN of … [Read more...]

ARMENIA: “Gender inequality is unjust, unintelligent and expensive.” ???

GENDER EQUALITY IN ARMENIA: A PERCEIVED NEED OR IMPOSED CONDITIONALITY? “Gender inequality is unjust, unintelligent and expensive.” Terry Davis, former Secretary-General of the Council of Europe While the Soviet Union spearheaded, at least ideologically, what can be seen as a campaign-turned-policy of ‘State feminism’, proclaimed equality between the sexes and time and again took the lead in expanding social, economic and cultural rights of and opportunities for women, the overall … [Read more...]

Armenia: Partnering with Priests to End Domestic Violence

Armenia: Partnering with Priests to End Domestic Violence YEREVAN, Armenia — Seven years ago Milena separated from her husband. Although she still loved him, they had difficulty communicating. She was fed up with the physical and emotional violence he inflicted, as well as the familial silence surrounding it. Her mother-in-law’s interference in their lives, and her husband’s deference to her, were another source of the conflicts that finally caused Milena to divorce her … [Read more...]

ARMENIA Children- “Everything you always wanted to know about the UN”

Visit of school-children of the Saramej community to UN House September  2010   On 22 September, school-children of the Saramej community students' club "Ayg" (dawn) visited the UN office (UNO) in Armenia accompanied by their teachers, chaperons and the head of the community. This village is one of the vulnerable communities of the Lori region of Armenia located to the north of Yerevan. They still suffer from the difficulties still left from the devastating earthquake of 1988. DPI … [Read more...]

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