Peace Dialogue launched a new project for the future conscripts in Armenia, who will be soon recruited to serve in the Army. The project is called “Promotion of Human Rights Mechanisms among the Future Conscripts in the Armenian Military Forces” and is aimed at raising awareness of the future conscripts about the mechanisms of the human rights protection in the Military Forces and at equipping them with practical skills and instruments that will help them to stand for their rights during the military service.
From May 8-15, 2015 fifteen participants representing the Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan were invited to take part in a Systemization of Experience Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Key witness testifies that his testimony was coerced in the wrongful death of Manuchar Manucharyan (Video)
During the hearing on June 2, 2015 concerning the potential wrongful death of Manuchar Manucharyan, Mr. Arthur Abrahamyan was again called to testify. He had testified before that he was on duty the day of the incident. However, in this appearance, the witness renounced most of his previous testimony given during the preliminary investigation explaining that he had given those testimonies under pressure and threatening.
At the end of 2014, Peace Dialogue NGO filed a lawsuit in order to obtain information on the fatalities of persons serving in the military from the Ministry of Defense in Armenia (MoD). The Administrative Court of the Republic of Armenia (RA) has decided to allow the lawsuit to proceed and will hold hearings on two cases related to this most important issue.
Fifty-eight male and female active community members ranging from 16 – 30 took part in four workshops in the communities of Stepanavan and Alaverdi in the Lori region of Armenia from April 7 to April 10, 2015. The workshops were implemented by representatives of Peace Dialogue NGO, with support from the British organization, International Alert.
On February 14, 2015 Peace Dialogue NGO organized the first public screening of a short animated film called “Conscription Notice”. The movie was prepared with the support of the PAX organization as part of the project Safe Soldier for Safe Armenia project.
The Women’s Peace Agency (WPA) team from Peace Dialogue NGO held a series of project-planning workshops in Yerevan and Vanadzor, Armenia. Forty-five participants representing women and women’s groups active in Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Akori, Archis, Ayrum, Stepanavan and Spitak attended the meetings. Additional workshops will be held in the coming months in other cities like Ijevan or Stepanakert. These workshops are organised by Peace Dialogue NGO (PD) with the support from the Finish organisation Crisis Management Initiative(CMI).
Peace Dialogue NGO organized a three-day workshop entitled Young Women՛s Leadership Workshop from August 15 -17. It was aimed at capacity building in human rights, democracy and peaceful settlement of the conflicts for young women and girls who are involved in civic activism in different cities and villages of Armenia.