The series of the TV program “Talks about women’s rights” is devoted to the coverage of the issue of domestic violence in Armenia, the RA Law on the “Prevention of Domestic Violence, Protection of the Victims of Domestic Violence and Restoration of Solidarity in the Family”, as well measures to combat violence against women and the international documents ratified by the RA Government.
The guest of the program was Manush Maralchyan, the President of “Young Tavush” NGO.
“Young Tavush” NGO implements a number of social programs since 2002 but the provision of services to the survivors of domestic violence has been implemented in 2018.
It should be emphasized that the existence of support centers in the regions has many positive aspects, on one hand to raise awareness of domestic violence issue, its manifestations, ways to combat it, and on the other hand to provide free psychological and legal assistance to the victims of domestic violence, as well as to work with perpetrators.
Returning to the “Young Tavush” NGO, it also deals with the economic empowerment of women by organizing trainings for women subjected to violence and enabling them to enter the job market.
In herspeech, M. Maralchyan highlighted the adoption of the RA Law on the “Prevention of Domestic Violence, Protection of the Victims of Domestic Violence and Restoration of Solidarity in the Family”, noting the necessity of defence mechanisms for the maximum protection of the woman.
During 2020, 90-100 cases of domestic violence were registered which is quite a large number for the organization dealing with the issue over the last 2 years. 50 of the registered cases were actual cases, the others were Hotline consultations.
For a person being the victim of domestic violence, the trust that has been gained over the years is important and thanks to which many women apply to the organization while being confident about the privacy of personal data.
In fact, there are relatively few cases of family reconciliation, which mostly depends not on the lack of love, but on the perpetrator’s desire to rule.
Each case of domestic violence needs a different approach, as we are dealing with a human factor, closed relations, which requires experience and knowledge by service providers.
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