Who We Are
Women's Rights Center (WRC) is a
non-governmental, non-profit organization operating in Armenia. It is a voluntary union of
people that have joined their efforts for the sake of accomplishing their shared
goals to prevent domestic violence against women and their children, as
well as to protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The main elements of the organizational structure are the General Assembly,
the Executive Board and the Advisory Board, the staff members, volunteers and interns. WRC also has its activists in all regional cities of Armenia.
In 2017 Women's Rights Center has obtained Special Consultative Status
with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
To see Armenia as a democratic country where women's rights and
fundamental freedoms are respected as human rights, women are independent,
safe, protected, empowered and free from all kinds of violence.
To support the democratic changes in Armenia
through raising women's role in social, economic, cultural and political life, to protect women's rights and gender equality, to change the mentality and attitude of the society towards women's problems.
• To prevent domestic violence against women and their
• To protect women's and their children's right to be free from violence;
• To support improvement of mechanisms of prosecution for domestic violence
perpetrators and lobby their implementation.
Since 1997 Women's
Rights Center has been carrying out its activities in 2 main areas:
domestic violence against women and their children and sexual and reproductive health
and rights. To achieve its goals WRC has worked out a long-term program
"Break the Silence about Violence against Women”, which is realized step
consultative body of Women's
Rights Center is the Advisory Board, the aim of which is to support the
activity of the Center in the sphere of domestic violence prevention, protection and
prosecution, as well as protection of women’s sexual and reproductive health and
rights. The members of the Board are representatives of governmental and
non-governmental structures as well as specialists dealing with women's issues.
The Executive Board is a decision-making body of the
organization and consists of 3 WRC staff members. The aim of the Board is
to promote organization's activities, consider new possibilities of its
development and provide solutions for basic issues.