ACTION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELD NEAR ARMENIAN GOVERNMENT

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October 01, 2013 | 19:19

YEREVAN. - An Armenian woman who was severely beaten by her
mother-in-law urges all women not to be afraid of voicing their
problems and filing for divorce.

Mariam Gevorgyan was one of the participants of an action organized
by "Coalition to stop violence against women" on Tuesday near the
building of the Armenian government.

"By voicing their problems, Armenian women will be more protected. If
you are silent, domestic violence will become graver. It can even
lead to death, as in cases of Zaruhi and Maro," she told Armenian
News-NEWS.am.

Mariam says she had struggled for her rights, but absence of law
makes it too difficult. Together with other participants, Mariam
demands that the government must adopt a law preventing and punishing
domestic violence. If a law is adopted, the number of cases will
reduce dramatically, she said.

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From: Baghdasarian