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Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People

by Pink human rights defender NGO
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People
Arousyag Campaign to Support Women & LGBT People

Summary

The Arousyag campaign, a brainchild of a few UK-based individuals, unites two human rights charities, the Women's Resource Center (WRC) & Pink Armenia (Pink), who are pioneers in supporting the rights of women, young girls and LGBT citizens in Armenia. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented difficulties for these marginalised groups, isolating and depriving them of the crucial social, psychological, legal and medical support offered by these two respected NGOs.

$9,500
total goal
$343
remaining
115
donors
4
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
27
days

Challenge

Among the vulnerable groups in Armenia, the rights of women, young girls and LGBT citizens need particular attention. Domestic violence is one of the most alarming issues in the country with 50 known cases of femicide from 2010-2018 and at least 58 children left without mothers. Similarly, the LGBT community has suffered violence, hate speech and discrimination. The pandemic and related social distancing has increased the level of unemployment, poverty and isolation within the LGBT community.

Solution

Both WRC and Pink were able to quickly adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to offer support to their beneficiaries. They urgently require further assistance from the community of like-minded people, who care about human rights and safety. This fundraising effort will help women and LGBT people to survive the crisis and receive financial support and professional assistance by providing added resources, quicker response times and a telephone hotline service.

Long-Term Impact

Your support will allow WRC and Pink to effectively reach out and provide legal, social, psychological and financial support to more women and LGBT people in Armenia during these difficult times. By empowering them to live lives without fear, discrimination and violence and to overcome the current crisis you will be helping to enable them to become agents for social change. Your contribution will go a long way in creating a kinder society. We thank you.

Resources

Arousyag Campaign
Women's Resource Center
Pink

Organization Information

Pink human rights defender NGO

Location: Yerevan - Armenia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pinkarmenia
Project Leader:
Mamikon Hovsepyan
Yerevan, Yerevan Armenia

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