Nevertheless, putting aside the occurrences when the deaths of the killed soldiers were presented as results of the ceasefire violation, 70% of the 1020 cases collected on the website are not connected with the violation of the ceasefire, instead they are the result of unresolved issues, unhealthy atmosphere in the army, and the non-statutory relationships.
“In a democracy, soldiers are citizens. It is that simple: they deserve to be treated as citizens, and they should not tolerate being treated otherwise, even if the military service, in training and operations, includes hardships and deprivations. An army that structurally violates the rights of its citizen-soldiers will lose legitimacy, and, in the long …
The idea of having a monument dedicated to the “Victims of March 1st” was raised by a group of young people in Vanadzor. They think that it is important to have such a monument first of all because it has been 8 years since the death of a group of protesters who were killed on …
The project strives to empower civil society groups from the above-mentioned post-Soviet/Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries so that they are more able to work together on strategies and methodologies that they can use in community work. The ARENA-project created a safe space for dialogue, mutual learning and ongoing educational activities for a group of participants who are motivated to work on suitable and sustainable strategies for community-based peace building.
This interview was conducted with Mr. George Ghali from the organization ALEF-act for human rights (ALEF) in Lebanon. It continues the Peace Dialogue series of interviews on the issue of human rights violations in the armed forces aimed at raising awareness about the effective protection of human rights in general and specifically about human rights in the armed forces.
The meeting was organized in the framework of Peace Dialogue’s one-year project aimed at raising awareness among local and international communities about the human rights situation in the Republic of Armenia (RA) Armed Forces and mobilizing them to increase public demand for transparency, accountability, and greater respect for human rights in the military. Among the invitees were representatives of state institutions, NGOs, mass media and other interested parties.
The second workshop within the framework of the three year-project called Arena: Community Theatre and Public Art was held in Tbilisi from August 20-25. The Project was launched in 2015 and is being implemented by Peace Dialogue NGO with participants from the Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan.
“House of Tea” is a short documentary made by Anna Zakaryan, Arthur Manoukyan and Armen Papyan from Peace Dialogue NGO. It is a story of a small teahouse in Tbilisi that brings together people from different origins, living in Georgia. The film was made in 2015.