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Empowering women in social and economic spheres

11 September 2013

Within the framework of the EU-funded “Social and economic empowerment of women in Armenia” project, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU was signed on 2 August 2013 between the Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA), Lori Marzpetaran, and the Municipalities of Vanadzor, Akhtala, Spitak, Stepanavan, Alaverdi, Shamlugh, Tashir, Odzun, Metsavan, Akori and Shnogh. The event was attended by Lori Governor Arthur Nalbandyan.
All MoU signatories officially stated their commitment to encourage women’s participation in social and economic life.
“Social and economic empowerment of women in Armenia” is attempting to promote women’s social and economic empowerment in Lori region in order to improve women’s socio-economic situation. The project was launched in May 2013 and is being implemented by AYWA.
‘Taking into consideration the fact that Lori Marz has high levels of poverty we started the project in this region. Another reason was high levels of migration, especially among men. As a result, women are left alone to take care of their families; however, they are very often not competent to cope with this,’ said AYWA president Lilit Asatryan.

The project will organise programmes which promote local economic and community development, as well as hold educational and informational training courses and discussions with women in the region to promote entrepreneurship. It will also provide financial assistance to project beneficiaries to encourage community development through entrepreneurship programmes in Lori.
‘Lori region, like other parts of the country, faces difficulties with unemployment and labour migration. In this regard, women also face difficulties in finding a job and I am sure that women’s integration into local economic and community development processes will provide them with this opportunity,’ stated Governor Nalbandyan.

The project is funded by the EU and will last for three years. Project partners include CISP, and Italian organisation, Lori Marzpetaran and the Vanadzor Municipality.

Empowering women in social and economic spheres

Within the framework of the EU-funded “Social and economic empowerment of women in Armenia” project, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU was signed on 2 August 2013 between the Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA), Lori Marzpetaran, and the Municipalities of Vanadzor, Akhtala, Spitak, Stepanavan, Alaverdi, Shamlugh, Tashir, Odzun, Metsavan, Akori and Shnogh. The event was attended by Lori Governor Arthur Nalbandyan. All MoU signatories officially stated their commitment to encourage women’s participation in social and economic life. “Social and economic empowerment of women in Armenia” is attempting to promote women’s social and economic empowerment in Lori region in order to improve women’s socio-economic situation. The project was launched in May 2013 and is being implemented by AYWA. ‘Taking into consideration the fact that Lori Marz has high levels of poverty we started the project in this region. Another reason was high levels of migration, especially among men. As a result, women are left alone to take care of their families; however, they are very often not competent to cope with this,’ said AYWA president Lilit Asatryan. The project will organise programmes which promote local economic and community development, as well as hold educational and informational training courses and discussions with women in the region to promote entrepreneurship. It will also provide financial assistance to project beneficiaries to encourage community development through entrepreneurship programmes in Lori. ‘Lori region, like other parts of the country, faces difficulties with unemployment and labour migration. In this regard, women also face difficulties in finding a job and I am sure that women’s integration into local economic and community development processes will provide them with this opportunity,’ stated Governor Nalbandyan. The project is funded by the EU and will last for three years. Project partners include CISP, and Italian organisation, Lori Marzpetaran and the Vanadzor Municipality.