Although norms prohibiting violence against, and sexual exploitation of, children have been enshrined in international and domestic legal mechanisms, violence against children remains one of the most serious challenges in the modern world.
Zara Hovhannisyan is a Human Rights Defender, Observer at the RA Prison Monitoring Group, Representative of the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women.
What happens when a couple only has a church wedding, but not a civil marriage? What about couples that have done neither but are living and raising a family together? These unions are not legally recognized in Armenia’s Family Law leading to a lot of problems down the road.
There is no honor in silence. There is no honor when the most vulnerable are subjected to horrifying crimes. Human rights defenders and first responders deal with these cases on a daily basis. Human rights defender Zara Hovhannisyan shares some of her experiences with those whose destinies have been shattered.
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