The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to better human rights protection in the armed forces, and in particular the rights of female officers by helping guarantee equal service conditions for women and empowering them to champion positive change.

It is expected that as a result of the Project:

  • Support provided to the authorities to draft legislation and other regulations pertaining to effectively preventing, investigating and eradicating human rights violations in the armed forces, will aim at decreasing discrimination of and inequality among women and men in line with detailed and gender-sensitive expert recommendations;
  • Gender-sensitive methodologies, tools, procedures and trainings for key institutions are developed to enable their staff to prevent, investigate and eradicate human rights violations in the armed forces, especially to ensure full and effective equality of women and men will be available to the main stakeholders;
  • Specific measures to increase awareness, knowledge and skills of military servicepersons and future conscripts of human rights issues and equality principles in the context of the armed forces will be designed and launched, including the establishment of a group of human rights champions.
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Video: Ms N.Voutova, the CoE Head of Office in Yerevan, and Ambassador D.MORAN, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the UK to the Republic of Armenia, conclude the CoE Project “Human Rights and Women in the Armed Forces of Armenia”

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