LIFE – 11
On October 11-12, 2019, LIFE-11 offsite Information platform meeting was held within
the framework of Right to Health project. This time the information platform was held for
beginner MSM activists.
The goal of LIFE-10 offsite Information Platform is the awareness-raising and capacity
building of MSM community representatives on the topics of Sexuality and Right to
Health, enhancing their legal consciousness, acquainting them with the domestic and
international human rights protection mechanisms as well as promoting the involvement
of the community in the bodies of National Response to HIV.
On the first day of the Information platform, NGNGO lawyer and attorney, legal barriers
overcoming specialist of the Right to Health project, Anahit Mkrtchyan introduced the
topic of the Right to Health to the participants: she spoke about the state-guaranteed
free medical care and service, also the RA healthcare workers’ low level of legal
consciousness and of medical knowledge on LGBT+ related issues, their discriminatory
attitude and prevention mechanisms of such manifestations of discrimination were
discussed within the framework of the topic.
On the second day, NGNGO Project Coordinator, Sexuality Expert, Hmayak Avetisyan,
introduced the topic of "Sexuality", the participants learned about complicated topic
through group games, informal learning environment, discovered sexuality components,
and began to think about their sexual orientation and gender identity, different key
The day continued with the topic Leadership, which was presented by activist Hmayak
Avetisyan, including leadership forms and types, characters of a leader.
The entire meeting included interesting video-screenings and practical activities.
At the end of LIFE-11 Information platform the participants were awarded with
certificates of attendance.