About us

Women’s Rights House NGO (Hereinafter WRH) was founded in 2017 in the Shirak region (Gyumri, Armenia). It was created around the idea of women’s rights, common interests and security, by promoting protection of women’s rights, advocating for a change in public policy on their issues and providing needs-based various services.

We offer a variety of programs aimed at protecting and advocating for women’s rights; preventing domestic and sexual violence; enhancing women’s access to education and the labor market; promoting women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment; protecting women’s labor rights; and promoting women’s participation in political decision-making processes.

The goals
  • to promote the full realization of women’s fundamental rights, to strengthen the community, to prevent violence against them and to protect their rights from abuse and from exploitation,
  • raise the level of awareness and knowledge of women,
  • provide needs-based support,
  • economic empowerment of women,
  • promote women’s participation in political decision-making;
  • to support the development of democracy in Armenia.
  • Protection of women’s rights and advocacy, prevention of domestic/sexual violence against them.
  • Capacity building of women, focusing on their economic empowerment, gaining financial independence, promoting women’s entry into the labor market, entrepreneurship, education system, enabling women to acquire new professions, and raising awareness of women’s labor and other rights in all spheres.
  • Promoting women’s participation in political decision-making processes especially at the local level.
The mission
of the organization is to promote an equal, prosperous and secure environment for women by preventing violence against them, supporting them and promoting participation in all spheres of life.
The vision
of the organization is to have a society where gender equality is guaranteed, women are protected from any kind of violence, and they have the necessary conditions to ensure their well-being.
The values
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Equality
  • Variety
  • Solidarity
  • The council of Youth and Women’s Employment Attached to the Minister of Labor Social Affairs
  • Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women
  • Council for Preventing Domestic Violence Attached to the Minister of Labor Social Affairs
  • Public monitoring group of the State non-commercial organizations’ group (SNCO) Attached to the Minister of Labor Social Affairs (President)
  • The Inter-Regional Coalition to deal with Issues of Children with Disabilities
  • Protected employee observing group
  • Monitoring Group in Psychiatric Institutions Attached to the Minister of Labor Social Affairs
  • The WRH president was an expert in the Prison Monitoring group in 2017-2018, attached to the Ministry of Justice.
  • Member of the selection committee providing financial compensation to victims of domestic violence by the state
  • The organization is a member of the following groups attached to the Shirak Regional Administration:
    • Group of youth, education and culture
    • Group of human rights definition, people with disabilities and healthcare
    • Group of social, employment and community development.
  • Member at Independent Observer Group