The period between March 8 (International Women’s Day) and April 7 (Motherhood and Beauty Day) is known as women’s month in Armenia. For the past three decades, there has been an ongoing debate about the role women play in traditional Armenian society. While women bear the burdens of civilization, the reality is that their voices are often not heard and their absence in decision-making bodies continues to be a detriment to development and prosperity. Women promote dialogue and build bridges, their unique skills and perspectives and their inclusive approach can be transformative. In most cases, however, their voices are either ignored or muted. In other cases, women are still finding their voice.
For this month’s issue entitled “Vision”, we invited women from different spheres and backgrounds to articulate their vision of the future, from healthcare to human rights.
The events of 2020-2022 shattered many illusions, including the protection of human rights. This article, therefore, is about dreams, because knowledge and experience are no longer enough, writes Zara Hovhannisyan.