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Meeting-discussion on The Protection of Human Rights of Vulnerable Groups in Armenia is Neglected was held

09 March, 2020

Within the framework of Capacity building project DiverCity social-cultural, humanitarian NGO organized a meeting-discussion on The Protection of Human Rights of Vulnerable Groups in Armenia is Neglected. In the course of the meeting it was spoken about Human Rights of women, LGBIQ+ and trans people, prioritization and protection of Human Rights in Criminal-Executive Institutions, the state of Human Rights of people of varying cultural backgrounds and public mentality about them, Human Rights of military servicemen, Human Rights of the sexually abused, about media field etc. A discussion was held in the auditorium after the speeches.

The speakers were:

  • Goharik Tigranyan from “Institute of Public Policy” NGO;
  • The opening speech was delivered by Artak Adam, founder-president of “DiverCity” NGO;
  • As well as Louisa Vardanyan, a lawyer and legal advisor of “PINK” Human Rights defender NGO;
  • Lilit Martirosyan, the founder-president of “Right Side” NGO;
  • Anahit Simonyan, founder of “Human Rights Research Centre” NGO;
  • Nare Hovhannisyan, “Center for Legal Initiatives” NGO, president;
  • Hovsep Khurshudyan, “Free Citizen” CISC NGO, president;
  • Yuri Manvelyan, journalist, Epress.am;
  • Arman Gharibyan, “Human Rights Power” NGO, cofounder;
  • Siranush Davtyan, “Sexual Assault Crisis Centre” NGO, psychologist.

At the event the participants were given “Diversity of Society” easy-reading manual published by the Organization.

The project was implemented by DiverCity social-cultural and humanitarian  NGO  with the financial support of New Generation Humanitarian NGO from the funds of the Bavarian Youth Council (BJR).