International Women's Day 2007

“Violence against women has yet to receive the priority attention and resources needed at all levels to tackle it with the seriousness and visibility necessary.” Secretary-General’s in-depth study on violence against women (2006) (A/61/122/Add.1) Source: IWD 2007 While for many people in Armenia, this day has lost its old flavor and color, I find it a privilege to greet women on this “major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of…

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About Rallies, Demonstrations and the Right to Assembly

Uzogh has an interestingly skeptical viewpoint on the recent political demonstrations and events held in Yerevan, hinting, that their hopes for becoming the Armenian version of Kmara (civic resistance movement in the republic of Georgia which undermined the government of then president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze) will fail. The blogger writes: I have always been amazed by the yearning of people to protest on the street. Everyone knows, that demonstrations, in their essence, are pointless…

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