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AWID 2016 forum. “Village” of hope, courage and rebellion

 

WomenNet- wrote about   AWID Forum2016 which took place September 8-11 in Brazil, which was attended by representatives of organizations involved in the protection of feminists and women’s rights from Armenia.

 

 

During our conversation, they shared their impressions, separating the important messages at the forum and significant issues for our country and region. The forum was attended by over 2000 delegates from 120 countries who are involved in the protection of women’s rights.

 

 

“The forum program was rich and varied. The topics of women’s rights, peace, sexual and reproductive health, economic and environmental topics in feminist ideas were highlighted. The only path to liberation is through equality of women and their  liberation, this was a very important message”, – says Zaruhi Hovhannisyan/ ruman rights defender/.

 

 

“AWID- is of great importance to strengthen the cooperation and communication between activists from different countries, as well as to establish new contacts. Most significantly, the forum attracted participants who were quite diverse and represented different groups”, – Lida Minsaysn/Society without violence NGO.

 

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