Support Pink's work in the regions

by Pink human rights defender NGO
Support Pink's work in the regions
Support Pink's work in the regions
Support Pink's work in the regions
Support Pink's work in the regions
Support Pink's work in the regions
Support Pink's work in the regions
Support Pink's work in the regions
Support Pink's work in the regions
Our regional and Yerevan teams
Our regional and Yerevan teams

When Pink was founded, we envisioned a society, where the human rights of all are protected and everybody is accepted regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, or gender expression.   

At the time we would never imagine that we would ever be where we are now, having 14 years of experience behind, an internationally recognized and trusted organization along with so many successful projects and accomplishments in human rights protection.

Still, we have a long way to go and our struggle for the protection of LGBT people’s rights continues.   

Committed to our values of diversity, equality and safety, we continue to operate our newly-established second office outside Yerevan, by providing much-needed services and maintaining a safe space for the LGBT community from the regions of Armenia and rural areas in reach.

LGBT people are exposed to degrading treatment, psychological and physical violence in their everyday life, human rights are violated in almost all aspects of life.   

That is why we strive to protect LGBT people by advocacy efforts to change discriminatory laws and policies, as well as pushing for new laws and resolutions to be adopted that will ensure the legal protection of LGBT people. 

I can’t tell you how much all of us at Pink Armenia appreciate your contribution to our cause.   

Through these difficult times, ranging from pandemic to unexpectedly erupted war, we have been able to continue operating and maintaining our office outside Yerevan and provide psychological, social, and legal support to the LGBT community from the regions.

Your continued support gives us much-needed stability of the organization's work and the possibility to assist the community in the regions of Armenia.

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LGBT activists from the regions
LGBT activists from the regions

While the world was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we woke up to the war on September 27. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched a large-scale offensive against the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), targeting the civilian population, peaceful settlements of Artsakh and Armenia, as well as civilian infrastructures. As a result, martial law was declared in Artsakh and Armenia. The period of war, from September 27th to November 10th, included not only military operations and a large flow of contradicting information but also manipulations on LGBT topics in Armenia.

Since the very first days of the war, some members of the public started spreading manipulative and discriminatory speech about LGBT people, noting that if members of the community were harmed in the conflict areas, the representatives of the international community would react immediately. It is noteworthy that statements containing similar messages were also made by some public and cultural figures and even members of political parties. Despite numerous treacherous accusations and manipulative speculations, LGBT people were actively participating in military actions against Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression, many of them volunteered for military service and took part in military operations in defense of our homeland. 

During this period, our offices actively worked to provide professional support not only to the LGBT community but also by directing our efforts to assist people affected by the ongoing war. Both Pink and the LGBT community were involved in volunteering. LGBT community members collected food, clothing, basic necessities, medicine, and hygiene items for displaced people from Artsakh. Meanwhile, a group of volunteers were involved in providing housing to these affected families. Many of our specialists provided psychological, social and legal advice, as well as assisting our compatriots from Artsakh to receive medical care. We are touched that our supporters did not forget us during this period and continued donating to our cause. Even our great friend Armen Menechyan organized an Instagram Live to share our fundraising campaign with his friends and followers.

The Pink Armenia team wants to thank you all once again for your generous support towards our work in the regions of Armenia which has been possible with your donations.

Please subscribe to our monthly newsletters to learn more about our work, achievements and the situation of LGBT people in Armenia.

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Pink human rights defender NGO

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