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National Day Against Domestic Violence

 

Lusine Davtyan

(1977-2013)

 

Lusine was stabbed by her husband in the presence of their daughter when Lusine finally attempted to break up with physical and psychological violence .

Anahit Babayan

(1962-2012)

 

Anahit, a mother of three, lived in Vayots Dzor. Her husband used a concrete slab and a wooden pole to kill her in their own garden …

 

According to data collected by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women, at least 10 women have been killed as a result of domestic violence in 2019…

 

Every year the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women celebrates October 1st as National Day for the Fight against Domestic Violence.

 

In Armenia, there is an increase in cases of domestic violence every year. According to the RA Police, during the first seven months of 2017, 416 cases of domestic violence were registered, of which 235, that is, a significant majority, by a spouse. In 2018, the Police recorded about 1,600 cases of domestic violence in Armenia. In the first 8 months of 2019, the RA Police received 1270 alarms. According to data collected by the Coalition to Stop  Violence Against Women, at least 10 women have been killed by domestic violence this year and the number of member organizations’ hotlines has doubled to 4,500

 

This year, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women organized awareness campaigns in Spitak and Vanadzor, as well as candles lit in memory of victims of domestic violence in Yerevan.

 

Let us remind that in 2010 On October 1st, 2012, 20-year-old Zaruhi Petrosyan was killed by her husband. This was not the only case in Armenia, but it shocked the public with its cruelty. NGOs concerned with domestic violence after the incident united to form a Coalition to Stop Violence against Women, demanding a fair trial, preventing domestic violence, and regulating the legislative field.

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