Disability should not be an obstacle to individual development and progress: International Day of Disabled Persons in the National Autism Center

Disability should not be an obstacle to individual development and progress: International Day of Disabled Persons in the National Autism Center

The UN General Assembly declared December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. A disability should not be an obstacle to the individual’s development and progress. The protection of rights of persons with disabilities, ensuring an accessible environment, and respect for persons with disabilities should become a priority for all of us.   The Human

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Violations were recorded in Gavar Special School No. 1: The Human Rights Defender has summarized the results of the monitoring

The Human Rights Defender has summarized the results of the unannounced visit to the “Gavar Special School No. 1” state non-profit organization. During the visit, the conditions of child care, the state of protection of children’s rights and freedoms, as well as the issues with regar to children’s right to education were examined. Private interviews

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The number of complaints on domestic violence cases addressed to the Human Rights Defender has doubled

The number of complaints on domestic violence cases addressed to the Human Rights Defender has doubled

In 2019 the Human Rights Defender received 100 complaints with regard to domestic violence, which is almost two times more than the number of complaints (50) from the last year. During 2018, as well as 2019, the majority of the complaints addressed to the Human Rights Defender were on the violence committed by a husband

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The Human Rights Defender visited to the Gavar orphanage and got acquainted with its conditions on the spot

The Human Rights Defender visited to the Gavar orphanage and got acquainted with its conditions on the spot

Today, within the working visit of the Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan to Gegharkunik region, he also visited “Gavar orphanage” SNCO to get acquainted with the meat supply issue. The staff of the orphanage clarified to the Defender that the children had not consumed the meat. According to the orphanage’s deputy director, the issue was

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We should teach children independent living skills, believe in their potential and keep their dignity high: Arman Tatoyan

We should teach children independent living skills, believe in their potential and keep their dignity high: Arman Tatoyan

Months ago, the Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan made an unannounced visit to School N14 for Children with Visual Impairments. One of the pupils, Victoria, had trusted the Defender her little secret, which has already become a reality. Details are available in the video:

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The Defender Visited “Prkutyun” Center for Disabled Children and Youth

The Defender Visited “Prkutyun” Center for Disabled Children and Youth

Today, the Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan visited “Prkutyun” Center for Disabled Children and Youth NGO. The Defender highlighted the importance of teaching independent living skills to persons with disabilities and believing in their potential. Within the course of the visit, attention was paid to issues with regard to medical assistance, care of the center’s beneficiaries, maintaining

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We should treat families with special care and with high State commitment

We should treat families with special care and with high State commitment

Dear Compatriots, I cordially congratulate all of us on the occasion of International Family Day. Family is the basis for the population preservation and reproduction. In Armenia, family is always under protection and care of the State. Families based on love and respect are the basis of forming high moral values and constitute the axis

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The Human Rights Defender urges to refrain from involving children in protests which are not in their interest

The Human Rights Defender urges to refrain from involving children in protests which are not in their interest

During the May 14 protests in the courtyard of Yerevan First Instance Court, the protests separated into two groups were accompanied by mutual insult, calls containing intolerance and hate speech. Children also took part in the protests. Their posters also included writings with elements of insults, intolerance and hate speech. In the videos circulated through

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We should teach our children independent living skills: The Human Rights Defender had meetings in Gyumri

We should teach our children independent living skills: The Human Rights Defender had meetings in Gyumri

The Human Rights Defender visited Gyumri, had meetings with the representatives of NGOs that work with persons with disabilities and persons having social issues, as well as got acquainted with the activities of Aregak Bakery and Café. Tigranuhi Hakobyan, Project Coordinator at “Emili Aregak” Center for Children and Youth with Multiple Disabilities, Gayane Grigoryan, Project

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The child’s best interest is a priority in every situation

The child’s best interest is a priority in every situation

Following the event dedicated to the discussion of a sexual education book for children the Human Rights Defender examined the public discussions. It is in the child’s best interest to be brought up and raised in the family, under the care and attention of parents. The Constitution of Armenia provides that parents have a right

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We should teach our children skills for independent living and value their dignity’, Arman Tatoyan made an unannounced visit

We should teach our children skills for independent living and value their dignity’, Arman Tatoyan made an unannounced visit

The Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan made an unannounced visit to the Yerevan Special School N14 for Children with Visual Impairments. He examined the school conditions, had private interviews with children and became acquainted with children’s daily life. “Our goal is to guarantee the rights of children who study at this school, to eliminate stereotypes

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The number of visits by the Defender to the child care and protection institutions has increased 11 times: statistics

The number of visits by the Defender to the child care and protection institutions has increased 11 times: statistics

Unannounced visits to child care and protection institutions by the Human Rights Defender’s Office has increased 11 times in 2018. During the 10 months of 2016, 3 visits were conducted; in 2017 – 19 visits; in 2018 – 215. During the visits a number of issues have been recorded and specific measures have been taken

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