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ARMENIAN WOMEN: LEADERSHIP, EMPOWERMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues

All ASA’s at Boston Area Universities

AGBU-YP Boston

Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA)

New Paths-Bridging Armenian Women

and

The Armenian Bar Association

 

Present a Panel Discussion

ARMENIAN WOMEN: LEADERSHIP, EMPOWERMENT, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Hosted and Co-Sponsored by the Tufts Armenian Club

 

Many studies have demonstrated that investment in women and girls strengthens democracy and weakens authoritarianism, makes families healthier, peace agreements more durable and societies less vulnerable to extremism, violence and terrorist recruitment. Unfortunately, many studies also show that gender discrimination and physical assaults on women are global and systemic in nature. From the Me Too movement, women’s marches in Washington, NYC and Boston, all the way to the City Council in Yerevan, it has become painfully clear that violence against women is a worldwide phenomenon. The panelists will examine the causes, costs, and consequences of gender discrimination and violence against women in Armenia and the Diaspora. The conversation will draw from experiences in Southeast Asia with a focus on empowerment of women as it relates to development strategies, civil society development and democratization.

 

Featuring the Participation of Panelists:

Dr. Denise Horn (Associate Professor & Chair, Political Science & International Relations, Simmons College)

Nairi Krafian (Past President, Tufts University Armenian Club)

Nvard Manasyan (via Skype) (Gender Equality Officer, UNICEF)

Maro Matossian (Executive Director, Women’s Support Center, Armenia)

Moderated by Dr. Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College

 

Free and open to the public. Reception and refreshments immediately following the program and question-and-answer session. Contact hq@naasr.org or 617-489-1610 for more information.

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Date:
April 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Organizer

Armenian Bar Association

Venue

Tufts University
40 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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