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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...
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.
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 the...
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...
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...
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...
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 in the...
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...
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...
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 reforms...
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
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...
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...

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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...
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...

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This study analyses the constitutional and political reform processes in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It includes background information, advances made and existing constraints.

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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...
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...

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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...
Gulnara Shahinian
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...

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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...

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Karine Atshenyan Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
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.  

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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...

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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...
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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....

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Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics

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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...