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AUA Presents a Conference on The Empowerment of Girls and Women in Armenia

April 21 @ 9:00 am - April 22 @ 7:00 pm


Building on the tradition of free inquiry, integrity, scholarship and service to society, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is planning a conference to determine the scope and consequences of gender-based discrimination in Armenia and ways in which AUA may facilitate female empowerment through academic participation. Knowledge gleaned from this conference will inform the development of an anticipated women’s studies program at AUA, as well as the planning of other related activities to help facilitate the empowerment of girls and women of Armenia.
Individuals representing international and Armenian organizations and universities (e.g., academic, non-academic, governmental, non-governmental, business, political, cultural, social, etc.) are encouraged to submit presentation abstracts to address one or a combination of the following:

1. Examples of successful national/international gender and women’s studies programs which include academic, and/or research, and/or policy, and/or services components; challenges they face in the development and maintenance of such programs; and the proven/projected impact of such activities on society.
2. Immediate and long-lasting impacts of female risk factors on the lives of girls, women and society.
3. Examples of national and international evidence-based approaches/programs/practices/policies which have the potential for enhancing female empowerment in family and society; challenges in their implementation; and evidence-based methodologies for overcoming implementation challenges.

This two-day conference from April 21-22, 2017 will feature international plenary speakers, presentation panels, and a celebration of Armenia women across time, with food, music, dance and art.

Those interested in presenting/participating at this conference, as well as those who would be interested in attending are invited to go to the website at EGWA2017.aua.am for more details.


Dr. Mary Papazian, President, San Jose State University of California, USA, as well as Dr. Movses Abelian, United Nations Assistant Secretary General for General Assembly and Conference Management, will serve as the plenary speakers. We expect distinguished academicians as well as deans and heads of programs from US universities. We also anticipate other national and international dignitaries, members of AUA Board of Trustees, as well as individuals representing organizations from social, political and communication fields.

We will host popular and classical musical and dance performers, authors, and artists.

Contact for RSVP or more information:

Submit abstract for the Conference: http://egwa2017.aua.am/submit-abstract/
Register for the Conference: http://egwa2017.aua.am/registration/
Ask a question to organizing team: http://egwa2017.aua.am/ask-a-question

Organizing team: Shakeh Kaftarian (US) Valentina Gevorgyan (AUA)

Tel.: +374 60 612580

Language of the event: English


April 21 @ 9:00 am
April 22 @ 7:00 pm
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Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis
+374 60 612580


Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
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Yerevan, Armenia
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