Partners and Their Stories

Alvan Tsaghik social-educational NGO

The goal of the organization is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the population of Shirak region through educational and social programs. The activities are mainly aimed at children, youth, women and vulnerable groups. The cooperation with WFA has started since 2019, when the organization saw the announcement of the capacity development course on Facebook and participated.
Projects implemented by Alvan Tsaghik with the support of WFA: 1)”
Try for mm” – Identifying the problems of women with disabilities, 2)”Arevashogh”- Raising awareness of women in rural communities about self-care, 3)Assistance to displaced women from Artsakh, 4)”Open-ended answers to closed-ended questions” – Awareness about SRHR for teenage girls.
More about the organization on its Facebook page.

Center for Legal Initiatives NGO

Center for Legal Initiatives NGO was founded in 2017. Throughout its activities, the organization aims to address the issues faced by under-represented groups and protection of women from disadvantaged social groups, in particular women prisoners, highlighting the problems faced by these women. The organization cooperates with Women’s Fund Armenia since 2018. During this time, a number of programs have been carried out supported by the Fund, among them development of an advocacy strategy to improve conditions of women in the Armenian prisons and detention places, COVID-19 emergency funding program to help imprisoned women and minors, etc.

Currently, with the support of the Fund, the organization is implementing “Empowerment of women at Probation center for a Sustainable Future” grant program, which aims to promote the economic stability of these women. Manicure, hairdressing and business skills courses will be organized for women, and after the trainings, the necessary materials and equipment will be provided.
More about the organization on its Facebook page.

Svetozar educational NGO

The organization is operating in Ararat region. Its aim is to support the development of a developed civil society in Armenia, the development and empowerment of communities and individuals, providing information and advice to women from communities, building a peaceful, just and inclusive society in the community, while preserving gender equality. The main target group is rural women and girls. 

The organization is cooperating with the Women’s Fund Armenia since 2019. During this time, it has implemented a number of projects: 1)”Women’s Empowerment in Rural Communities” program for women and girls in the Assyrian community of Verin Dvin, 2) “Emergency support for women to start farming in COVID-19 conditions”, 3) “Emergency Assistance in COVID-19 conditions”.

DiverCity NGO

The main goal of the organization is to promote the spread of pluralism and diversity, as well as to deal with the socialization of vulnerable and targeted people, the protection of interests, to promote cultural diversity in the Republic of Armenia, and the development of culture and the spread of the ideology of humanity. The target group is vulnerable and targeted persons, including LGBTQ +, people with disabilities, persons of other cultural and religious identities, women and girls.

The organization is cooperating with the Women’s Fund Armenia since October 2020. During this time, it has implemented the following projects: 1)”Promoting a culture of mutual aid and self-care” for LGBTQ+ people, 2)”The rights of my body” – raising awareness about the sexual health and reproduction of women and girls by creating videos that will present the above topics and the rights that protect them. 

More about the organization on their Facebook page.

Women's Rights House NGO

The goal of the organization is to achieve the realization of human rights, spread legal knowledge throughout the territory of the Republic of Armenia, protect women’s rights, support the development of civil society and democratic system, promote community development.

The cooperation with the WFA has started since 2020. Two projects have been implemented with the support of the Fund: 1)”Informed Women” – a series of trainings to raise awareness about domestic violence and protection mechanisms for women in 5 communities of Shirak, 2)”Adolescent Girls’ Reproductive Health”  aimed to raise the level of awareness of adolescent girls in the Shirak region, to acquire self-expression and communication skills, which will result in a stable society with informed citizens and healthy family relationships.

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You are not alone NGO

The organization is operating in Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. Its goal is to have a healthy and informed society. Target group are  women facing domestic violence and their children, single mothers with many children.

The cooperation with the WFA has started since 2019. Three projects have been implemented with the support of the Fund: 1)”Hope does not die in the end” -the goal was   to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 as much as possible. 2) “You are not alone” program aimed at meeting the basic needs of women and their families affected by the war. 3) “Women’s Reproductive Rights – Safe Motherhood” program – to raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health.

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Huysi Metsamor NGO

The organization operates in Metsamor, Armavir region. Its goals are: ensure the right of people with disabilities and their family, promote the capacity of the beneficiaries, the development of skills, their full participation in community life, develop a positive attitude in the environment and change perceptions about their problems and role.

The cooperation with the WFA has started since 2020. The projects implemented by the organization with the  support of the Fund are as follows: “Support to single mothers with disabled children” – to help them overcome the situation caused by the pandemic, “Awareness Campaign among Rural Women in Armavir”  aimed at developing the ability of parents to talk to their children about sexuality,  “Psychological support to the families from Artsakh” – group and individual meetings with the families, “Adolescent Girls’ Reproductive Health” – informational meetings with girls about changes in adolescence, sexuality, hygiene, sexual violence, and the right to body immunity.

More about the organization on their Facebook page.

Intra psychological club NGO

The organization operates in Shirak region. Its goal is to implement various programs and events aimed at solving society’s problems, establishing and disseminating democratic mechanisms in Armenia, ensuring the rule of human rights, and protecting the interests of vulnerable groups, social-psychological care, special needs education, harmonious mental, intellectual and physical development of children.

The cooperation with the WFA has started since 2018. The projects implemented by the organization with the  support of the Fund are as follows: “Together for a Peaceful Future” – a program aimed to raise the awareness of adolescent girls from orphanages and socially vulnerable families on domestic violence, “Psychological Ambulance” – an emergency program to provide social and psychological support to single and socially vulnerable mothers during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

More about the organization on their Facebook page.

YWCA NGO

Young Women’s Christian Association NGO is run by women only; it unites young Christian women in the territory of the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh to support the development and growth of individuals as members of the YWCA movement. The mission of the organization is to unite Armenian women and girls, strengthen their capacities, improve their status, develop their economic opportunities through continuing education and exchange programs, as well as  raise awareness at the level of individual and national rights.

The cooperation with the WFA has started since 2019. The organization has implemented a number of programs with the support of the Women’s Fund Armenia on the topics of sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

Berd Women's Resource Center Foundation (BWRCF)

BWRC Foundation was established to support the development of women in the communities of the Shamshadin region of Armenia. The BWRC Foundation’s goals are: to protect women’s rights and support their advocacy, advance women’s awareness of informational, educational, cultural, health and business issues, support women’s civic participation and decision-making processes in politics, create a network of cooperation between women’s NGOs, create a network of NGOs in the Berd region, prevent the processes of trafficking and migration, support the freedom of speech, democracy and superiority of the laws. 

The organization has implemented several projects with the support of the WFA, including rapid response grant program in the COVID-19 emergency situation, sexual and reproductive health and rights program for women from Berd, etc.

More about the organization on their Facebook page.

Young Tavush NGO

The organization operates in Ijevan, Tavush region. Its aim is to contribute to the protection of children, families in need of social assistance, protects women’s rights  and interests. The target group are women who face domestic violence. 

The organization has started its cooperation with the WFA since 2021. It has implemented the program called “Being informed means being protected.” In 3 communities of Tavush region, awareness-raising courses on sexual, reproductive health and rights were conducted. The main beneficiaries of the program were socially vulnerable women who have been subjected to domestic violence.

More about the organization on their Facebook page.

Women's Empowerment Center

The organization was registered in 2015, but before that several active women were dealing with the problems of women living with HIV, implemented small projects aimed at women’s sexual and reproductive health. The main directions of the organization’s work are: Capacity building for women and girls through trainings, seminars, support groups and capacity building activities, Strengthening the economic potential of women, Promoting gender equality, Protection of rights, Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, Universal access to treatment. 

With the support of the Fund, the organization has implemented 2 projects: “Empowerment of Women through the development of personal skills, self-discovery, self-expression, the formation of a positive attitude” and COVID-19 emergency grant program which consisted in providing women and girls with sanitary and hygiene kits.

More about the organization on their Facebook page.

Lusastgh NGO

Lusastgh Charitable NGO was founded in 1998. The mission of the organization is to help solve the problems of people with disabilities through advocacy. Goals and objectives are: promote the inclusion of PWDs in society through education; contribute to professional orientation; contribute to the implementation of community programs aimed at addressing PWD issues; provide psychological, social, legal support; promote their activation and inclusion through sport and cultural events.

The cooperation with the WFA has started since 2021. With the support of the WFA, the organization is implementing “Reproductive Health – Pledge of Prosperity” program to identify the reproductive health problems of women with disabilities through research, promote their health through awareness, as well as provide inclusive, accessible health services in Lori region.

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Arpy NGO

Arpy NGO is operatin in Lori region, in particular, in communities of Gargar, Saratovka, Metsavan, Sverdlov, Agarak. The main goal of the organization is to provide support to women, children and their families in the psychological and legal spheres. The target groups are women and children.

The cooperation with the WFA has started since 2021. With the support of the WFA, the organization is implementing an awareness raising campaign for rural women in Lori on topics of sexual and reproductive health and rights. During the implementation of the program, the obstetrician-gynecologist presents in detail the latest methods of contraception, unwanted abortions, sexually transmitted infections. At the end, women participants get answers to all their questions and receive an individual consultation.

Coalition to Stop Violence against Women

On October 1st, 2010 in the result of severe beatings 20-year-old Zaruhi Petrosyan died. Of course, Zaruhi’s case was not the only one, but it was  fatal,  as it contributed to raising the phenomenon of domestic violence, illustration of  DV cases hidden in our society  by  mass media , awareness raising  for the citizens of the phenomenon  of domestic violence. After the incident, 7 companies merged and formed “The  Coalition to stop Violence against Women,” which called for a fair trial and prevention of  such cases and the adoption of  the  preventive legislation of  domestic  violence. Although the phenomenon of domestic violence remains one of the key issues in the country, however, is not regulated by law. In 2013, the National Assembly rejected the “preventive legislation of DV ” that could change the situation and  prevent the final breakdown of many families.

The organization has implemented an emergency response grant program with the support of the WFA, providing women with food packages and hygiene kits to survive the crisis caused by the COVID-19.

More about the organization on their Website.

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