Second International Conference on Domestic Violence
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 2:26 PM


Call for participation

International Conference on Domestic Violence
Yerevan, Armenia
4-6th December, 2006

The Women’s Rights Center in Armenia, the Secretariat of the International Consortium for Domestic Violence, has the pleasure to announce about the organization of the Second International Conference on Domestic Violence, which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, on December 4-6, 2006. 

Representatives of Eastern European, the CIS and Western European countries and the USA are encouraged to participate in the conference. We anticipate inviting 24 participants from the mentioned countries.

During the conference the participants will present the legislation and services on domestic violence of their countries and will have a great opportunity to exchange their knowledge and experience in the field of combating domestic violence.

The first day of the meeting will be devoted to the discussion of the situation on domestic violence in the countries with good practice, and will include such themes as legislation and services on domestic violence.

The second day of the conference will be devoted to the presentations of the participants from countries with less experience, which have just begun to make their first steps in fight against domestic violence.

The third day will be devoted to group discussion. The participant will be divided into 6 groups; each of which will consist of participants from countries with different levels of combating domestic violence.

Who can participate?

Each country should be represented by 2 participants:

  • one representative of NGO, having such services as a shelter, consultation or crisis centers and coming across to the using of the law on domestic violence;
  • one representative of governmental structure, or law enforcement agency, or family court, or policy maker, dealing with the issue of domestic violence.

The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian.


The Women’s Rights Center will fully cover all the financial expenses, including travel, accommodation and meal expenses for five days and four nights.

How to apply?

If you are interested in participation in the Conference, please fill in the attached application form, including an abstract of 200-250 words (in English) and submit it by email to The deadline for submission of the Application form is November 1, 2006.

Applicants, whose participation will be approved, will be notified by a confirmation letter by 6 November, 2006.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding the event.


The Women's Rights Center (WRC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, which is located in Yerevan, Armenia. This is the first non-governmental (and women’s) organization in Armenia registered in 1991. Since 1997 the Women's Rights Center has been involved in the problem of violence against women, carrying out activities in 3 areas: domestic violence, trafficking in women and reproductive and sexual health and rights as violence concerns. The organization operates the first National Hot Line Service, Women’s Support and Drop-in Center and Emergency Shelter for women - victims of domestic violence and their children in Armenia. It also carries out the following activities: participation in the activities of Coalitions, Working groups, Networks, Seminars, Workshops, Trainings and Study-tours, Trainings of Trainings, Lobbying and Advocacy

Applications can be found here and the application deadline is November 1, 2006.

Compiled from: "International Conference on Domestic Violence", Women's Rights Center in Armenia,, 27 October 2006.