Courses for acquiring new professions

During 2017-2021, the Women’s Rights House

From 2017 to date, provided services to 3178 beneficiaries, out of which

• 311 legal advice

• 478 psychological counseling, therapies, courses

• 2293 social counseling, of which 154 – advice on job search and writing a competent CV.

During these years, we implemented a number of economic empowerment programs, thanks to which 178 women and girls participated in economic empowerment and business skills development courses, of which

• 122 acquired new professions: graphic design, hairdressing, manicure, cooking and confectionery

• 42 received professional tools based on need

• 13 were financed up to AMD 700,000 and started their business startups.

We are happy to state that now 81 women and girls have obtained a job and achieved some financial independence thanks to the economic empowerment programs and the counseling provided on the issue of job searching and creating resumes.

The main goal of empowerment projects is to promote the economic empowerment of women and girls by enabling them to acquire new professions, start their own business start-ups, as well as to promote women’s involvement in the labor market, and gain financial independence.

The sections of the new professions are:

1. Hairdressing

2. Manicure

3. Cooking

4. Confectionery

5. Graphic design.

In addition, 30 women and girls from the Shirak region who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 and found themselves in a difficult social situation had the opportunity to participate in business skills development courses, out of which 13 women who presented perspective business projects were financed by the organization up to 700,000 AMD to create their own small business startups and to have some financial stability.