"Women in Armenia hold positions that are considered to be in the secondary sector"
26.02.2014
13:00
"Women in Armenia hold positions that are considered to be in the secondary sector. The issues that women in Vanadzor face are not unique in comparison to Armenia’s other regions y but there is a higher rate of unemployment," says Sophia Babayan, head of the Center for Gender Studies at Vanadzor State Pedagogical Institute.

On February 26th, the Media Center initiated a screening of "Made in Dagenham" at the great hall of the NGO Center of Vandazor, followed bya panel discussion.

"Made in Dagenham" is a British film that tells the storyof women's strike for equal pay at famous 'Ford Dagenham' automobile factory in 1968, which led to the Equal Pay Act 1970.

At the panel discussion following the screening, sociologist Alina Poghosyan argued that the roots of the gender issues go back to the Soviet period.

Alina Poghosyan believes that "When the severity of gender relations is reduced, an impression of appearance ofequality is created."

Zara Batoyan, the president of National Alliance of People with Disabilities, spoke on the rights of women with disabilities, indicating that the subgroup is even more vulnerable.

"One of the main problems women with disabilities face is access to education, which is a prerequisite for employment", noted Zara Batoyan.

According to Alina Poghosyan, the problem transcends gender lines. The problem in Armenia is not exclusive to women; men are not accustomed to fighting for their rights either. "It's not only a gender issue, but a social one," she said.

The panelists believe that unions can play a major role in the exercise of labor rights."One of the possible solutions is linked to trade unions, which don't function effectively in Armenia," stated Zara Batoyan.

On February 26th, the Media Center initiated a screening of "Made in Dagenham" at the great hall of the NGO Center of Vandazor, followed by corresponding panel discussion. The panelists included: Sofia Babyan, head of the Center for Gender Studies at Vanadzor State Pedagogical Institute; Zara Batoyan, the President of the National Alliance of People with Disabilities; and Alina Poghosyan, sociologist, ethnographer and researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography.

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