Gender equality studies classify Armenia as the 91st state in the list
of 134 countries
31.10.2009 18:24 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ `There are currently 3 types of discrimination
demanding urgent solution in Armenia: domestic violence against women
and girls, discrepancies of marriageable age between men and women and
level of women's involvement in decision-making processes depending on
the level of their education. It is necessary to elaborate mechanisms
and systems for resolving those problems and have women's
representation in all spheres of state activities,' Head of RA MFA
International Organizations Department Dziunik Aghajanyan told a news
conference devoted to Armenia's compliance with the Convention on
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Our parties today mostly fit the `male club' status,' said MP Hermine
Naghdalyan, Head of Women's Council.

Jemma Hasratyan, Head of the Association of Women with University
Education, divulged the results of gender equality studies which
classify Armenia as the 91st country in the list of 134 states.

Conference was attended by NA parliamentarians, as well as
representatives from RA Government and Ministries.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress