22 July, 2015
AWARENESS RAISING MECHANISM FOR THE EFFECTIVE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ARMENIAN ARMED FORCES.
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In July of 2015 Peace Dialogue launched its one-year project called Awareness Raising Mechanism for the Effective Protection of Human Rights in the Armenian Armed Forces. The project is aimed at raising awareness among local and international communities about the human rights situation in the Republic of Armenia (RA) Armed Forces and mobilizing them to increase public demand for transparency, accountability, and greater respect for human rights in the military.
In the framework of the project, Peace Dialogue will present and promote the website www.safesoldiers.am to citizens living in different regions of Armenia (Lori, Tavush, Vayots Dzor, Ararat, and Syunik regions) in order to raise public awareness of problems in the military. Visitors to the website will be able to anonymously contribute to the database by posting information or uploading photos or other materials about non-combat fatality cases, which happened in the Army. In addition, the project team will urge visitors to report about any other human rights violations in the army that have not been recorded on the website. The website focuses on the period after Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a ceasefire in 1994. Such materials will be carefully reviewed and verified before being posted. more»