46 of 100 women in Armenia are subjected to family violence
(REGNUM) - According to a poll conducted in Armenia, 46 of 100 women have been subjected to family violence, 67 were subjected to gender-based infringement. UNDPA Resident Representative in Armenia Consuelo Vidal made the announcement at a news conference dedicated to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25. According to her, most women were subjected to gender-based violence did not turn to appropriate institutions for help, reports Trend.
The UN representative stressed that despite the fact that in Armenia women's rights are protected by law and they enjoy equal rights with men, but in reality they are subjected to violence in family, at work and in society. To eradicate this evil it is necessary to change the way of thinking in family and in society. UN institutions active in Armenia have continued rendering assistance to find roots of violence against women and conducting activity in eradicating the violence. Consuelo Vidal also noted that since November 25 to December 10 (International Human Rights Day) in Armenia actions against gender-based violence will be held.
At the news conference, an address by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It particularly says: Fighting this scourge requires us to change a mindset which is still too common and deep-seated. To demonstrate, once and for all, that when it comes to violence against women, there are no grounds for tolerance and no tolerable excuses. вЂ¦ Together, we must work to create an environment where violence against women is not tolerated.