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Armenia to Open Six New Support Centers for Domestic Violence Victims

Armenian Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Janna Andreasyan says that support centers for domestic violence victims will operate in all provinces of the country starting next year.

Andreasyan made the statement at a meeting with provincial government department heads responsible for defending the rights of women and children.

“Preventing domestic violence is an important policy direction for us, and we already have in place a comprehensive and coordinated mechanism to assist those subjected to domestic violence,” Andreasyan said, adding that the government is planning to create two shelters for those needing a safe place to stay.

Andreasyan said that Armenia already has six such assistance centers (three in Yerevan and one each in Lori, Syunik and Shirak) and that six more will be launched by the end of this year in collaboration with the Women’s Support Center NGO and the Hayastan All Armenian Fund.

Comments (4)

Leave it to a patriarchal brainwashed woman to steal a space created for women to argue for the support of abusive men. NO, it is not up to women and domestic violence shelters to reform bad men. This is not a woman's issue. This is a man's issue, because as it turns out we aren't beating, raping and killing ourselves. Men need to step up and do better and be better to be better human beings.
Congrats! ? I was waiting for this news all these years. Meantime, let’s remember that not only the victims need these support, but also our lovely fathers, brothers and husbands who commit domestic violence also need some mental health support or instruction to calm down their anger, not following and killing the ex-wife :(
Linda Qasabian , MFT
I have been working in LA with the Armenian Domestic Violence population since 2008 and am so excited to hear how much progress Ms. Anreasyan has made !
Silva Katchiguian
So good to hear that further action is being taken and that AIWA has had a role in initiating such harbors for women.

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