One of the main pillars of SWV is women’s awareness and empowerment.In order to fulfill this mission SWV pays great attention to the educational factor. Since the first day of its foundation, the organization has organized  plenty of non formal trainings for women and girls aimed at raising the awareness about gender equality and women's rights. The main goal of these trainings is to empower and strengthen skills of young girl and women, to break the stereotypes, as well as to increase the knowledge about prevention and overcoming of domestic and gender-based violence. However, SWV does not limit itself to only non-formal education. Considering the gender education as a basis for domestic violence prevention, SWV has taken measure to ensure gender education becomes a formal aspect of school curricula in the Republic of Armenia and includes subjects relating to gender equality.As a means of promoting this activity, SWV along with National Institute of Education, developed and published a theoretical and practical guide "Man and Woman, Different but Equal", which will be given to all schools in the Republic of Armenia.   

 


 

Recognizing the slow development of  the "Women, Peace and  Security" agenda in Armenia, and also placing much importance on women’s security and participating in peace-building and decision making processes, SWV NGO has projects which aim to  raise women's participation in the peacebuilding process since 2011. Forming its “Women, Peace and Security” pillar in 2011, the organization began to spread the “Women in Black” international feminist movement in Armenia, especially among young women living in Armenia’s different regions. Since 2016, with the efforts of SWV, the "Women in Black" movement in Armenia has acted as an independent body and is governed by its own young members. 
In 2013 with efforts, and in partnership with some companies, an Armenian monitoring group for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was established, which had to prepare monitoring reports on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in Armenia. In 2015, within the frameworks of peacebuilding, the organization actively started an advocacy process aimed at raising awareness about UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which in its turn will contribute to the adoption of Resolution 1325 in the National Action Plan. At the start of the process an advocacy guide, "Women, Peace and Security", was created for the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. In 2015-2016, SWV further strengthened its cooperation with "The Global Network of Women Peacemakers ". This resulted in a new project which aims to create a program of national activities about UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in Armenia in close cooperation with state authorities.

Taking into account the realities of the issues our country faces and the need to end the violence against women in Armenia, in 2012 the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) was formed with efforts of the Society Without Violence NGO.
The mission of RRU is to reveal domestic violence cases, strategically litigate, raise public awareness, watchdog fair and transparent investigation of court trials, and provide media coverage. Thereby contributing to the decrease of gender-based violence cases against women and to the improvement of more effective mechanisms and strategies at state level. One of the achievements of RRU was a creating an online platform - http://rru.swv.am, This gives everyone the opportunity to report from any place, at any time about the gender based violation cases. By  pinning their locations on the map as well,  the RRU team can investigate the case and give the necessary response and the future contribution. Anyone from any part of the world has the access to read about the reported cases. To achieve its goals the RRU team cooperates with existing hotlines and crisis centers for women, and the police. 

SWV’s work is two-tiered: 1) to raise awareness of discrimination and its visibility and 2) to raise the capacities of both victims and state actors to fight discrimination. Moreover, SWV empowers women victims of discrimination, and watchdog the duty bearers to implement their international and national obligations.
SWV is a founding member of the Anti-discrimination Coalition, which is a coalition of various CSOs established in 2015.
SWV has incorporated into its activities efforts on combating discrimination against LGBTI persons in Armenia. SWV, seeks to overcome homophobia/biphobia/transphobia through public awareness raising, positive media visibility, and promoting human rights.

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