We and our rights


Public Information and Need of Knowledge NGO, in cooperation with Armenian branch of Counterpart International, has conducted the program called “We and Our Rights”, the aim of which was to gather information about discrimination and cases of human rights violations of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) people, as well as to clarify how well does the legislation of the Republic of Armenia protect the rights and the duties of LGBT people.

On May 4th 2010 the presentation and the discussion of the results of the legislative analysis and of the sociological research was organized. Representatives from governmental bodies, international and non-governmental organizations, as well as from various diplomatic missions were invited.

Except for the invites, others also had chance to follow the whole process of the event on-line, through twitter and skype.

The organizers had included “Rainbow Europe” maps in the package intended for the guests that were provided by ILGA-Europe international organisation, and booklet of short report.

This event was groundbreaking and historical, as the first time on the same platform representative from governmental, international and local institutions discussed LGBT rights, expressed their concerns and suggestions.

More information is available at Unzipped: GayArmenia blog.