Human Rights Situation of LGBT People in Armenia 2013

Human Rights Situation of LGBT People in Armenia 2013

04/04/2014

Armenia is proclaimed as a democratic country, the basic guideline of which is the institutionalization and implementation of liberal values; therefore, the state and all interested organizations and associations acting within the framework of the Constitution and existing laws need to contribute to the process of forming the society as a bearer of a democratic culture. Issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity are usually approached from a negative point of view, defenders of...

World Tuberculosis Day: “Reach the 3 million”

World Tuberculosis Day: “Reach the 3 million”

24/03/2014

Tuberculosis  (TB) is curable, but current efforts to find, treat and cure everyone who gets ill with the disease are not sufficient. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, a third of them are “missed” by health systems. Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations such as migrant workers, refugees and internally displaced persons, prisoners,  ethnic minorities and drug users. WHO and...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21/03/2014

Since 1966 on March 21 every year United Nations General Assembly calling on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. The day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was chosen to commemorate people who had been killed on 21 March 1960, during peaceful protest against the Apartheid pass laws in South Africa. Laws were designed by an apartheid government to seriously restrict black people movement in white areas. More than 50 black...

A fruitful week with Stonewall

A fruitful week with Stonewall

17/03/2014

PINK initiated its 2014-2016 Strategic Planning by the end of 2013. Later this year, on February 17-21 another workshop was held in Yerevan with facilitators from Stonewall UK– Associate Director Caroline Ellis, and Senior International Officer Jasmine O’Connor have come to PINK in order to help us to finalize our Strategy. The meeting was supported by UK Embassy in Armenia. Stonewall is a lesbian, gay and bisexual rights organization based in the United Kingdom, which focuses on...

U.S. Department of States: Armenia 2013, Human Rights report

U.S. Department of States: Armenia 2013, Human Rights report

01/03/2014

U.S. Department of States presented its Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Armenia in 2013. The report is summarizing the Human Rights situation and violations concerning  to respect for the integrity of the person, civil judicial procedures and remedies, respect for civil liberties, including freedom of speech and press, internet freedom, academic freedom, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, respect for political rights, governmental attitude regarding international and...