Ideally, this engagement will help facilitate dialogues and interactions. Internally driven change is difficult for a tradition-centric culture. We struggle to maintain those traditions that our grandparents brought from the homeland. It is interesting to note that although we work diligently to retain certain traditions, our reality in the diaspora is a change agent itself. Each of our diaspora communities has taken on some traits of their host country. The American culture has impacted the Armenian communities in America.

  • An exception was the appointment of a female Deputy Minister, in 2002, to the Ministry of Social Security she was charged with coordinate activities aimed at addressing women’s issues.
  • Women were laboring under the “double burden” — the responsibility to perform paid labor was simply added on top of their existing responsibility to perform unpaid domestic labor.
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  • Others chose less demanding jobs with fewer hours and lower pay in order to be able to have time to do both.
  • When demographic studies included the numbers of women, these were noticeably smaller than those for men, most likely because male heads of families were less apt to report about female family members.
  • I also wanted to push back against certain strands of contemporary feminism, which, from my perspective, can tend to oversimplify the role of gender in society.

Currently, the platform is available in Armenia, Georgia and Iraqi Kurdistan, with the option to browse in Armenian, Georgian, and English. With the support of UNFPA, the app was translated into Arabic and Kurdish for its launch in Iraq. 12-year-old Nare was encouraged to enroll in Accelerator #5 by her teachers.

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Whether this applies to your family or not, we can all help apply standards of equality for Armenian women in community life. We can all be advocates as decisions are made on leadership roles and resource optimization. According to the World Health Organization, between 10% and 60% of Armenian women suffered domestic abuse and violence in 2002; the uncertainty of the data was due to the underreporting of domestic violence in Armenia. Underreporting is said to occur because of the treatment of domestic violence as a private family matter.

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Recently, she joined Lopez Achem Consulting as a project manager, where she offers consulting services for the wine sector. One of her missions is to help businesses position themselves in the international market. In Vino offers educational events and winery tours to bring winemakers and customers closer. To change local minds concerning the country’s 6,000-year-old industry.

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In addition, in the 1980s, the city of Istanbul seized and destroyed the apartment she had inherited, forcing her to live elsewhere. Despite these challenges, she remained determined to fight for her survival as a musician.

On 13 January, a group of activists, mostly women, organised a protest in front of the government headquarters in Yerevan against the continuously rising death toll of Armenian soldiers during what the authorities referred to as the ‘Era of Peace’. Two months after the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War came to an end, Anahit Baghdasaryan chanced upon Caucasus Crossroad, a Facebook group created by Azerbaijanis and Armenians to provide a safe space for dialogue between people of either nationality. The UNSDG has a strengthened coordination system that works at a country, regional and global level. To learn more about Mariam’s story, read the full article ‘We are empowered by technology’ on the UNFPA website.

’ Shushanna asks, stressing the importance of listening to the most vulnerable groups — including borderline populations and refugees. ‘Because there are so many people who didn’t lose anything but are still warmongering online’. ‘People were thinking that every possible thing was being done to ensure the right to life, and that deaths were not a cause of lack of organisation, but rather that they came as a result of the scale of the attack. People were silent and stunned from grief, but now we are in the phase when we try to return to a more rational life, and yet we still wake up to news of soldiers being killed on the border’. ‘People should not be at peace with the violation of the right to life.

We are dedicated to serving elders locally and internationally through the sponsorship of elder service programs. Every day we are accused of ‘serving the enemy’ whoever that enemy may be. Unfortunately, we cannot run OC Media on love alone, journalism is expensive and funding is scarce. Our sole mission is to serve the interests of all peoples of the region. You can support us today for as little as $1 a month and join us in the fight for a better Caucasus. Yet she still maintains that first and foremost, dialogue is necessary. ‘Peace talks won’t lose their value, because peace would mean that people are no longer dying from armed conflicts, that there will be a political structure preventing the conflict from turning into war again’.