Human Rights Defender Mr. Arman Tatoyan participated in the concluding Steering
Committee online meeting of the Council of Europe Project “Human Rights and
Women in the Armed Forces of Armenia”.
Tatoyan underlined that protection of women’s rights in the armed forces, their
involvement and promotion, as well as ensuring equal opportunities are a
priority of the Human Rights Defender’s activities, as women’s participation
will have a positive impact on the decision-making.
presented the Human Rights Defender’s activities aimed at breaking stereotypes
on women’s role in the armed forces to the participants of the meeting, and particularly
noted that videos about both students at the Military Institute, and women successfully
reconciling military service and family life were prepared within the “Set an
example” awareness raising campaign, which were also aired on television.
Tatoyan also informed that the Office pays considerable attention to individual
complaints: for example, at the Defender’s assistance, the military couple
would be able to serve in the same military unit.
Voutova, the Head of the Council of Europe Yerevan Office, Mr. David Moran,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Armenia, Mr.
Yeghishe Kirakosyan, the Representative of the Republic of Armenia before the
European Court of Human Rights and Mr. Gabriel Balayan, the Deputy Defense
Minister made opening remarks at the meeting.
was implemented by the Council of Europe within the Council of Europe Armenia
Action Plan 2019-2022 and funded by the United Kingdom. The Action Plan is
funded by Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Sweden. The Office of the
Human Rights Defender is one of the primary beneficiaries of the Project.