We present PINK Armenia’s Annual Report for 2015 to our members, donors, funders, partners and supporters. This report offers an in-depth look at the activities of our organization organized by our staff members and Board from January to December 2015.
2015 was an important year in the development and growth of PINK Armenia. As a community-based LGBTI rights organization, there is an incredible amount of work PINK Armenia is engaged in, from education and advocacy in Armenian society, to the provision of crucial social, legal, health and psychological services to the local LGBTI community and other vulnerable populations. But even then, there still exists an insurmountable amount of work that still needs to be done to make LGBTI equality a reality in Armenia and in the region. PINK Armenia’s strategic plan defines the areas that our organization concentrates its efforts on. These areas have been translated into the work and objectives, both short term and long term, of our staff and Board, which are realized through the many activities undertaken throughout the year and with the tireless support of our community in Armenia and our partners abroad.
We cannot talk about the many successes of the past year without unfortunately having to reflect on the number of worrying developments in Armenia, and our constant need to stay vigilant. However, as an organization and as a community, we refuse to allow setbacks discourage us from achieving our goals; we continue to rely on our best efforts and to allow our achievements be the light leading us into the future. PINK Armenia continued to successfully carry out its work in LGBTI rights promotion in 2015. Last year, in addition to the advocacy PINK was engaged in for the promotion of LGBTI human rights and the provision of services to the LGBTI community, special attention was paid to the visibility of the LGBT community in our society. We also organized trainings and educational workshops for young people in the capital Yerevan and in the regions of Armenia, as well as for professionals in various fields that work with LGBTI people.