Who we are

Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2016


Mission & History

Organisation’s Vision:

Our vision is a society, where the state is governed by people, who respect and promote gender equality, where all women and girls enjoy equal human rights, opportunities and fundamental freedoms, where there is no gender based violence and discrimination and where women equally participate on all decision making levels.


Organisation’s Mission:

Our mission is to educate and empower girls and women, promote gender equality and raise the awareness of the public, advocate for women’s representation and participation in all levels of decision making and peace building processes, contribute to the elimination of gender based stereotypes, discrimination and violence, and increase the responsibility and accountability of duty bearers to protect and fulfill women’s rights.

Pillars

Awareness Raising and Women’s Empowerment

Women, Peace and Security

Combating and Preventing Domestic Violence

 

Values

  •   Gender equality
  •   Education and awareness
  •   Non-discrimination
  •   No violence
  •   Respect and protection of human rights
  •   Peace and security
  •   Transparency and accountability
  •   Inclusion and equal participation
  •   Justice


Organization's History:
The organization was founded in 2001. Since its establishment the organization is implementing projects focused on women’s empowerment, young girls’ public awareness and participation raise, promotion of social activism and leadership skills as well as contribution to the formation of women human rights defenders’ institutional system.

Organization’s Structure:
SWV NGO has many members and volunteers and operates in Yerevan and 5 other regions of the republic; Shirak, Lori, Gexarquniq, Syuniq and Tavush. Organization has regional staff respectively in Artik, Vanadzor, Martuni, Kapan and Ijevan cities.


Our Structure


 

SWV Structure has emerged from a collective. We strive to maintain a nonhierarchical ethos and all members are invited to involve themselves in organizational issues and decision-making. 

Our Trustees

Currently SWV has 2 trustees who are also the founders of SWV. They are ultimately and legally responsible for the organization, provide strategic direction and governance as well as fundraising activity and financial responsibility of the NGO.


Anna Arutshyan

Acting Chief Executive Officer


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N.  Arutshyan


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Our staff

 

 

Lida Minasyan
Chief Executive Officer

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Ester Atshemyan
Human Resource Manager/ Accountant

 



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Accountant is responsible for accounting, financial reporting to the tax inspection and financial documentation for audit.

 

 

 

Marine Adamyan
PR and Communication Manager

 

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Sona Hovakimyan
 Project Coordinator

 


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Nvard Minasyan
 Project Coordinator

 


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Shant Melkonian
 Project Coordinator

 


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Our volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our network


 

 

Within more than 10 years, we have created Society Without Violence Network which includes more than 60 members from Yerevan and 5 regions we are working in. Each year, we organize meetings with the network members in order to talk and discuss our joint activities suggested by the network members.

The network is open for all those who are:

  •  for gender equality,
  •  women’s rights activists,
  •  dynamic and sociable,
  •  and want to change something in our society.

 

If you then think you are, don’t waste time and contact us!

 

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