International Conference Wrap-Up

AIWA’s 7th International Conference in Yerevan, Armenia was a great success, and we’d like to share some of the resources, links, and presentations from the sessions below.

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Friday, October 10

In recognition of next year’s centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the first full day of the conference explored new perspectives on Armenian women during and after the Genocide.

Hrant Dink Foundation

Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute:
Photo and press release in Armenian | in English


Saturday, October 11

The second day focused on Armenian women in policy-making, entrepreneurial, social, and health issues, and culture

Exploring Women’s Rights and Feminist Movement Building in Armenia (Alexandra Pittman, 2011 report)

Armenia Tree Project Presentation (Allah Sahakyan’s presentation)

Women’s Resource Center


Mer Hooys

Talin Dolls Project Video

Zabel Yessayan Translated (Jennifer Manoukian’s presentation)


Sunday, October 12

Sunday morning, conference attendees met with Catholikos Karekin II.
Photo and press release in Armenian | in English

Lunch was followed by a discussion session in which affiliates reported on activities in their regions, and members discussed and made suggestions for future conferences and initiatives.


This is just a small taste of what we shared with one another at this year’s conference.  You can view the program here, and AIWA will be publishing the proceedings.

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