Domestic Violence Prevention
To achieve this objective WRC works towards the following directions:
•Elaboration of Appropriate Legal Mechanisms which is one of the important guarantees of prevention of violence against women.
Drafting of Law on Domestic Violence
There is no appropriate Law and Supplementary Legal Package on domestic violence at the moment, which will assist in the resolution of the problem. Most domestic violence cases are covered under the clauses of the Criminal Code of the RA that concerns willful infliction of health of different degrees.
There are no specially trained police officers, judges, public prosecutors, who would see in the abused woman a victim and not an offender, who is not worth supporting. They are nearly always sure that women themselves provoke violence. At the same time, they do not dispose of sufficient legal tools to protect the domestic violence victims and punish the abuser. Women applying to the Court often have to wait for a quite long period to have their cases considered. (Read more)
•Provision of Supportive Services on Combating Domestic Violence Issue
WRC services are designed to reveal cases of domestic violence as well as its causes and peculiarities in Armenia in order to work out measures to combat domestic violence and to provide adequate assistance to victims subjected to Domestic Violence. More than 14 years the WRC National Hot Line service provides free psychological assistance and legal counseling for women subjected to domestic violence. The service is available 24 hours a day and covers the whole territory of Armenia. (Read more)
•Awareness Raising and Educational Campaigns
Through the work of WRC, the society has been kept periodically informed and educated on the issue and certain awareness rising activities have been elaborated. Particularly, (Read more)