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Social and economic empowerment of women in Armenia project in Lori

17 April 2014

On 10 April, a media meeting took place within the framework of the “Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in Armenia” project in the Akhtala municipality. The meeting was aimed to inform mass media representatives about the current progress of the project. President of the Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA) Lilit Asatryan and Deputy Regional Governor of Lori region Tigran Badoyan were present at the event, as well as women involved in the project.
In her introduction speech Lilit Asatryan spoke on the main components of the project. The first component she covered concerned local economic development projects in the region, including the provision of training courses to promote entrepreneurship among women in Lori region. Then the participants who completed the training courses presented entrepreneurial projects which will contribute to economic development in the region. On 28 April an award ceremony will be held, during which the winning project will be announced. The project manager who presents the best project proposal will then be awarded with financial assistance to implement the project. Lilit Asatryan highlighted that one of main achievements of the project was that women initially considered as beneficiaries of the project changed their status and became partners. She also praised the initiatives presented by programme participants, and expressed hope that they would be sustainable.
Tigran Badoyan said that the work done by AYWA could not be overestimated and that the Lori municipality would do its best to support AYWA and the women involved in the project.
Women beneficiaries also gave speeches, expressing their gratitude and acknowledgement. All of them stated that the project gave them an opportunity to become active, develop new skills and talents, and change their lives. They said that none of them would have previously believed that they are capable of starting a business, which was why they truly valued the concept of the project.
The “Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in Armenia” project began in May 2013 and will last until 2016. The choice of Lori region was determined by the fact that Lori has high level of poverty and migration. As a result, women are frequently left alone to take care of their families. As a part of this EU-funded project, training courses for mass media and civil society organisations will be organised in order to provide them with knowledge concerning women rights and skills.

Social and economic empowerment of women in Armenia project in Lori

On 10 April, a media meeting took place within the framework of the “Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in Armenia” project in the Akhtala municipality. The meeting was aimed to inform mass media representatives about the current progress of the project. President of the Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA) Lilit Asatryan and Deputy Regional Governor of Lori region Tigran Badoyan were present at the event, as well as women involved in the project. In her introduction speech Lilit Asatryan spoke on the main components of the project. The first component she covered concerned local economic development projects in the region, including the provision of training courses to promote entrepreneurship among women in Lori region. Then the participants who completed the training courses presented entrepreneurial projects which will contribute to economic development in the region. On 28 April an award ceremony will be held, during which the winning project will be announced. The project manager who presents the best project proposal will then be awarded with financial assistance to implement the project. Lilit Asatryan highlighted that one of main achievements of the project was that women initially considered as beneficiaries of the project changed their status and became partners. She also praised the initiatives presented by programme participants, and expressed hope that they would be sustainable. Tigran Badoyan said that the work done by AYWA could not be overestimated and that the Lori municipality would do its best to support AYWA and the women involved in the project. Women beneficiaries also gave speeches, expressing their gratitude and acknowledgement. All of them stated that the project gave them an opportunity to become active, develop new skills and talents, and change their lives. They said that none of them would have previously believed that they are capable of starting a business, which was why they truly valued the concept of the project. The “Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in Armenia” project began in May 2013 and will last until 2016. The choice of Lori region was determined by the fact that Lori has high level of poverty and migration. As a result, women are frequently left alone to take care of their families. As a part of this EU-funded project, training courses for mass media and civil society organisations will be organised in order to provide them with knowledge concerning women rights and skills.