Today, on April 15, at 10:45 to 13:00 “Society Without Violence” NGO, Armenia was organizing a Round Table entitled “Gender Component Integration into Social Science subject”. The aim of the Round Table was to officially present the Recommendation Package on Gender Component Integration into Social Science subject developed by “Society Without Violence” NGO as a result of 6 round tables with 140 relevant experts from the field in 2012-2014. Taking into account the recent threats and attacks on women’s rights organizations in Armenia, Society Without Violence included, the organization decided that the event will be for limited number of professionals from the field and unbiased mass media, so official invitations were sent in prior and a confirmation was required.
However, even though the event was closed, number of neo-nationalist extremist group members got information about the event and came to disturb it with posters saying “No to anti-family propaganda”, “Homo-fascism will not pass” etc.
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We, Women in Black, Armenia, called to fight against militarism and war, to strive for international long-lasting peace, raise our voice on the recent events happening in Syria.
According to different sources, in the early morning of March 21, 2014 Al Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis entered Syrian territory from the Turkish border and attacked Christian town named Kessab.
Taking into account the brutal terrorist attacks, we strongly condemn such actions by rebel groups upon peaceful civilians of Kessab consisting of many Armenians as well as other minorities. We are also extremely concerned with the number of displaced Kessab residents who now reside temporarily in nearby Latakia.
Besides, there is another issue that raises a huge concern. The information that Turkish soldiers were involved in the intervention to Kessab generated a huge wave of hatred and anger among Armenian population. Number of biased and untrusted information widely disseminated in mass media, made the situation even worse and tense.
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