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Monday, September 22, 2014
National review on Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000) in the context of the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Use of the terms “gender” and “gender equality” in Armenia’s new law equal rights stirred major discontent among those believing that the ambiguity of the words set a legal ground for gradual destruction of Armenian families. Pressured by public...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Armenian sociologist characterized adoption of gender equality law as a senseless and dangerous move. “If we become an associate member of the European Union, we will automatically take on commitments supposed by the EU treaty which fully protects...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
To many, it may come as no surprise. Politics is a man’s world in the South Caucasus, where women remain a legislative minority, according to recent data from the World Bank. The study showed that, regionally, Armenia has the lowest share of female...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
On May 7, 2013, USAID/Armenia, Yerevan State University (YSU) and Arizona State University (ASU) marked the official opening of the new Center for Gender and Leadership Studies at YSU. The Center will develop a new curriculum in women and gender...
Karine Atshenyan Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Interview with Ms. Karine Atshenyan, Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.  
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Women’s empowerment, participatory local governance and non-stereotyped approaches to wo/men’s roles are at the heart of the “Women in Local Democracy” project, which is currently being implemented by UNDP Armenia and funded by the European Union....
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The "Women in Local Democracy" Project addresses women’s representation and meaningful participation in decision-making processes in Armenia. WiLD is comprised of three main dimensions: women’s empowerment, strengthening the capacity of local...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
On December 21, the presentation of the “Participation for Change” book and a roundtable on research findings were held, with representatives of political parties, NGOs, research and scientific centers and mass media attending. Research revealed...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The number of women standing in local elections in Armenia has barely changed from four years ago, despite government pledges to increase participation. Activists are now saying it might be is time for local polls to be subject to the same gender...
Monday, August 27, 2012
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Armenian Government approved the bill on Securing Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Men and Women in the Thursday session to be discussed in the Parliament on second reading. The bill was elaborated within the framework of the European...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Despite the introduction of a quota to ensure women make up 20 per cent of Armenia’s parliament, the reform has failed to have much effect, with only half that percentage winning seats in the May 6 election. Fourteen women out of the 131 members of...
Gulnara Shahinian
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
An expert in trafficking for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and consultant to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for the counter-trafficking project in the Black Sea region, Gulnara Shahinian is the elected chair of the UN...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A gender quota law for political parties is putting more women on the ballot in the May 12 elections in Armenia, where only seven women serve in Parliament. Observers say women are now playing a wider role in local politics For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Public opinion polls show 46.6% of respondents believe Armenian women are discriminated, while 41.1% disagree with this opinion, said head of Caucasus Research Center while presenting a “Survey on Gender Dimension of Civic and Political...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Public opinion polls show 46.6% of respondents believe Armenian women are discriminated, while 41.1% disagree with this opinion, said head of Caucasus Research Center. Presenting a “Survey on Gender Dimension of Civic and Political Participation in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A group of women intelligentsia has initiated a daily silent sit-in at Yerevan’s central Liberty Square, which according to its organizers, is the logical continuation of Heritage Party leader Raffi Hovannisian’s 15-day hunger strike staged...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Over 150 women leaders from civil society, government, academia, and political parties convened in Yerevan on May 18 for a two-day conference organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and USAID, with support from the British...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch made a case for a greater involvement of women in Armenia’s political life, saying that is a necessary condition for democratization and the rule of law. Yovanovitch said political and economic reforms in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch made a case for a greater involvement of women in Armenia's political life on Wednesday, saying that is a necessary condition for democratization and the rule of law. Yovanovitch said political and economic...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan calls on all political forces to include more women in the list of candidates standing for parliamentary election. At Friday session the government adopted strategic program of gender policy for 2011-2015...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
More than 300 Armenian women from different political parties, civic organizations, government agencies and geographic regions came together for a two-day conference in Yerevan last month to discuss policy solutions to the challenges they all...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:  1.      What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and...
Thursday, April 10, 2008
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This report maps the situation of gender and ICTs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, identifying trends, gaps, as well as some good practices. It focuses particularly on the integration of gender in relation to...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
This Guide is designed to offer insights into the critical elements that shape systems of good local governance in the South Caucasus region. It also serves as a tool for local decision-makers and practitioners. The Guide includes case studies on...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
This study analyses the constitutional and political reform processes in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It includes background information, advances made and existing constraints.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This report provides information on political parties in Armenia. It examines the internal functioning and structure of the political parties, as well as the external regulations and environment which shape their work.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This website provides links to a number of country reports that were written based on research and dialogue with political parties. These reports examine the internal functioning and structure of political parties, as well as the external...