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Monday, June 12, 2017
Armenian women take the political stage
By Karen Cirillo and Jodi Hilton In the small village of Getik, Arpine Gyulumyan runs a bed and breakfast with her family. But she is also an engineer, a social worker, and a community council member. While few residents venture far from their farming and cattle breeding traditions, Arpine left to...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Armenia
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 Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
A Matter of Interpretation: Armenian Parliament removes “gender” from new law under pressure from Church, traditionalists
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 criticism and the concerns expressed by the Armenian...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Survey: 70% of Armenian men stand for women's participation in politics
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 the rights of sexual and ethnic minorities,” Aharon...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Mars Outshines Venus in South Caucasus Politics
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 parliamentarians, at 11 percent of its 131-seat...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Partners Join to advance gender equality and women’s leadership in Armenia
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 studies, promote career advancement for women...
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Karine Atshenyan
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
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
UNDP:"Women in Local Democracy" Project
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 government, and promotion of gender equality. (Source:...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Armenia: OXFAM: women in politics may help promote social issues
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 data which came to prove that the increase of number...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Armenia: Women Still Shut Out of Local Politics
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 quotas as national elections. In a first round of...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Armenia: Women and Politics Newspaper
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Armenia: Women Fail to Gain Ground in Armenian Election
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 parliament represent an increase on the 12 who had...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Quota Law Puts More Women in Armenia's Election
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 information, please visit Women's eNews Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Armenia: 46.6% of survey respondents believe Armenian women are discriminated
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 Participation in Armenia”. To read the complete...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Armenia: 46.6% of respondents believe Armenian women are discriminated
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 Armenia” Hovhannes Hovhannisyan said...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Armenia: Female leaders start а short-term sitting protest
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 same location last month.  To read...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NDI: Yerevan: Nat'l Conference of Women in Politics Launches
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 Embassy and the United Nations Development Programme (...