”Iravunk” newspaper continues to preach violence

”Iravunk” newspaper continues to preach violence

19/07/2014

On 17th of May, 2014, the editor-in-chief of “Iravunk” newspaper Hovhannes Galajyan published an article on the newspaper’s website titled “They serve the interests of international homosexual lobbying: the blacklist of country’s and nation’s enemies.” In the article, the author presents a “blacklist” containing Facebook hyperlinks of 60 people, makes offensive statements addressed to those persons and calls for “Ordinary...

Take the Test. Take Control

Take the Test. Take Control

27/06/2014

Annually June 27 is celebrated as International HIV Testing Day. This day aims to once again remind the importance of HIV testing. The theme for the day is “Take the Test. Take Control.” Why HIV testing is important? Testing gives information about existence of HIV in organism which is detected through laboratory expertise. HIV-positive person may be unaware of their status for a long time, if he doesn’t have health problems (this period may last an average of 8-10...

Rainbow Europe: colors indicate what life is like for LGBTI people

Rainbow Europe: colors indicate what life is like for LGBTI people

13/06/2014

“ILGA-Europe’s 2014 edition of its Rainbow Europe package shows that while the human rights of LGBTI people have undoubtedly gained great visibility across Europe, progress in terms of real legal, political and social changes vary considerably from one country to another, in large part depending on levels of societal acceptance, of political leadership and political will, as well as the strength of civil society in a given country.” - Gabi Calleja, Co-Chair of ILGA-Europe...

People should not die of AIDS in the 21st century

People should not die of AIDS in the 21st century

27/05/2014

This year AIDS Candlelight Memorial was organized on May 18 with the participation of Advocacy and Research Group on AIDS, National Center for AIDS Prevention and a number of local NGOs. During the ceremony participants conducted a candlelight ceremony and quilt (a blanket sewn out of square pieces; each of the pieces symbolizes the life of a person who died of AIDS). As a sign of counteraction to AIDS and joining the struggle against stigma and discrimination, passers-by made a...

Diversity for the benefit of present and future generations

Diversity for the benefit of present and future generations

21/05/2014

Our cultural diversity is a stimulator of creativity. Investing in this creativity can transform societies. It is our responsibility to develop education and intercultural skills in young people to sustain the diversity of our world and to learn to live together in the diversity of our languages, cultures and religions, to bring about change. - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is annually held on May 21 to help...