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Friday, November 23, 2018
‘We have to raise the level of women's participation in political life’ – caretaker FM says at World Democracy Forum
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 23, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s caretaker foreign minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has delivered remarks at the Plenary Session of World Democracy Forum “Women, security and democratization in the context of multilateralism”. Below is the...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Agate Report: The political participation of Armenian women with disabilities: barriers and recommendations
The Agate Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities, with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United States Agency for International Development, has published new research on the barriers to and...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Armenia needs more women in politics, but what will it take?
“A woman’s place is in the revolution” read signs carried by countless young protesters who helped oust Armenia’s autocratic President Serge Sarkisian. (For many of Armenia’s female political activists, the ruling Republican regime embodied the ...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Armenian women helped oust an autocrat. But they’re still being left out of politics
This past spring, as Armenia erupted in protests that would eventually oust the country’s longtime leader, women took to the streets in droves. Within days, their ranks swelled to numbers unheard of in the small, and still largely patriarchal,...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Female legislator attacked in brawl over Yerevan sewage water
YEREVAN -- An Armenian opposition municipal legislator was attacked in a brawl that erupted at a city council meeting in the capital, Yerevan, as she attempted to give the mayor a container showing how dirty the water in the capital is. Marina...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...