Her Pain is Our Pain

Her Pain is Our Pain

On October 1, 2010, Zaruhi Petrosyan, a 20-year-old mother of two was beaten to death by her husband and mother-in-law over attempts to extort money from her and her family. Zaruhi is one of the many women in Armenia who are victims of domestic violence. Please read more about the story: Barsoumian: Domestic Abuse? What [...]

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Domestic Violence Against Women in Armenia

Domestic Violence Against Women in Armenia

There is an old folk saying in Armenia, “A woman is like wool, the more you beat her, the softer she will be.” Whether it is the result of a traditional mindset, rampant poverty, or simply a lack of knowledge, domestic violence has been a historically widespread and unacknowledged social issue in the Republic of Armenia.

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Breaking Barriers: GALAS Empowers LGBT Armenians

Breaking Barriers: GALAS Empowers LGBT Armenians

The Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) held its fifth annual Armenian LGBT Conference titled “Breaking Through: Legally, Politically, Culturally” on Saturday, May 15. The event took place at the Plummer Park Community Center in West Hollywood, bringing together activists from different communities to participate and speak as part of the panel discussion.

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LRA Disarmament Bill & Northern Uganda Recovery Act Passes in Congress

LRA Disarmament Bill & Northern Uganda Recovery Act Passes in Congress

In December, the United Human Rights Council (UHRC) invited Invisible Children and held a special documentary screening exposing the brutal civil war waged by Joseph Kony and his guerrilla group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) that plagued the people of Northern Uganda for over two decades.

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Imprisonment of Kurdish Children Continues in Turkey

Imprisonment of Kurdish Children Continues in Turkey

A recent demonstration in Mersin, Turkey led to the arrest of and 5-year prison sentence of 15 minors. The minors were arrested for throwing stones at police officers during a demonstration against the imprisonment of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

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Article 301 Case Filed Against Turkish Lawyer Urging Genocide Recognition

Article 301 Case Filed Against Turkish Lawyer Urging Genocide Recognition

A prominent Turkish lawyer is being sued under Article 301 of the Turkish penal code for submitting a case to an Ankara court to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the Turkish Zaman newspaper reported Thursday. Istanbul lawyer Serhat Kamil Zor filed the case with prosecutors against Bendal Celil Ezman, accusing him of offending the Turkish nation, slander of state bodies and actions conflicting with professional lawyer’s duties.

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