Tag Archives: mothers

On December 22, the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, together with the project “Your future looks great”, organised an event in Masis Medical Center dedicated to International Human Rights Day. During the event, women and child rights awareness training was held for mothers with 0-3 year old children.
The trainer, lawyer Gagik Sahakyan, talked in details about the rights of children in the family, in particular Children’s Rights within the European Convention on Human Rights, Child Protection Law of the Republic of Armenia.
“Your future looks great” is funded by the European Union with EUR 190 000 (AMD 102 220 000) and is being implemented by the “Swedish Support Medical Association” and “Trust” health NGOs. It’s a 2-year-long educational project for urban and regional populations with the aim to promote awareness of women’s and children’s rights.
The program started in June 2015. Since then, there have already been organised 223 courses with the participation of 770 mothers, 455 teenagers, 293 pregnant women and 181 elderly people.
Project Coordinator Susanna Harutyunyan said that there was a need for such trainings. “A new concept of rights protection has been established within the framework of the project, and Family Centers have been founded in seven regional clinics, in Hrazdan, Charentsavan, Abovyan, Ashtarak, Vagharshapat, Masis and Vedi, where already operational meeting rooms have been equipped with playrooms. Family Center is a place where women can exchange views, discuss their needs and get support from specialists to solve their problems. With the help of methodist educators, children can play, study painting, handicrafts and participate in various social activities in the playrooms, “said Ms. Harutyunyan.
Playrooms that have been renovated and equipped with the support of the project are being used not only by the children of mothers who attend the trainings, but also by children undergoing treatment in hospitals. Playrooms will continue to operate after the end of the project.