Human Rights Day 2013 | EUNewsletter

Human Rights Day 2013

9 January 2014

On 10 December, the International Day of Human Rights, a photo competition was held in Armenia, organised under the slogan of “Raise Your Voice to Protect Your Human Rights”. Participants exhibited photos related to people with disabilities, homelessness, children deprived of educational rights and from vulnerable families, earthquake victims with unresolved housing problems and refugees, single old-age people, children from big families, sick children’s rights, and civil rights. The event was aimed at providing young people with the opportunity to increase their knowledge on human rights and to share their personal experiences in promoting and protecting human rights.
The Political Adviser of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Andrey Didenko, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Aleksander Pavlyuk, the Representative of the United Nation’s Public Information Office in Yerevan, Maria Dotsenko, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Claire Medina, the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Ambassador Andrey Sorokin, and the Head of International Organisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Vahram Kajoyan, presented awards to the authors of the three best photographs from two age groups: 15-18 and 19-25.
Winner of the first prizes were Mushegh Hovsepyan and Anahit Harutyunyan; the second prizes went to Vrej Najaryan and Hasmik Tonoyan; the third prizes were awarded to Arshak Khudaverdyan and Hayk Barseghyan.
Didenko congratulated all participants and echoed the statement of the High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the EU, Catherine Ashton, assuring those present that the EU would continue to support Armenia in human rights reform.
The awards ceremony was followed by a debate on human rights. In the evening, young people had the opportunity to watch a performance of the play The Lawsuit over the Stolen Rainbow, which deals with gender equality and women’s rights in Armenia.

Human Rights Day 2013

On 10 December, the International Day of Human Rights, a photo competition was held in Armenia, organised under the slogan of “Raise Your Voice to Protect Your Human Rights”. Participants exhibited photos related to people with disabilities, homelessness, children deprived of educational rights and from vulnerable families, earthquake victims with unresolved housing problems and refugees, single old-age people, children from big families, sick children’s rights, and civil rights. The event was aimed at providing young people with the opportunity to increase their knowledge on human rights and to share their personal experiences in promoting and protecting human rights. The Political Adviser of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Andrey Didenko, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Aleksander Pavlyuk, the Representative of the United Nation’s Public Information Office in Yerevan, Maria Dotsenko, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Claire Medina, the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Ambassador Andrey Sorokin, and the Head of International Organisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Vahram Kajoyan, presented awards to the authors of the three best photographs from two age groups: 15-18 and 19-25. Winner of the first prizes were Mushegh Hovsepyan and Anahit Harutyunyan; the second prizes went to Vrej Najaryan and Hasmik Tonoyan; the third prizes were awarded to Arshak Khudaverdyan and Hayk Barseghyan. Didenko congratulated all participants and echoed the statement of the High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the EU, Catherine Ashton, assuring those present that the EU would continue to support Armenia in human rights reform. The awards ceremony was followed by a debate on human rights. In the evening, young people had the opportunity to watch a performance of the play The Lawsuit over the Stolen Rainbow, which deals with gender equality and women’s rights in Armenia.