The official statistics shows the Police of the Republic of Armenia received 1500 reports on attacks against women in the period of January-August 2014 while twelve women are reported to have died in domestic violence homicides this year. The Police identified those women’s deaths as domestic violence-caused deaths.
Specialists point out several reasons why the prevention of the issue remains slow and complicated in Armenia. First of all, there is a low public awareness of legal norms which is accompanied by stereotypes the society holds. Secondly, violence victims do not trust law enforcement agencies and, most importantly, Armenia lacks a separate relevant law.