The Standpoint of Human Rights Defender Organizations about LGBT Issues in Armenia

Today, LGBT people in Armenia have numerous problems in society, as well as in human rights organizations. Armenian society still does not perceive LGBT individuals as equal members. Therefore, the most significant problem for LGBT persons is the protection of their rights. This study evaluated the readiness of human rights organizations to help and protect LGBT persons.
With Open Society Institute funding, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and “New Generation” Humanitarian NGO is implementing a project called “Cooperation of human rights defender organizations for LGBT rights protection in Armenia,” and this project includes sociological research.
The main aim of this survey is to determine the attitude of human rights defenders towards LGBT people’s problems and the programs and activities implemented by them.
The survey has been implemented in the regions of the Republic of Armenia. The instrument of the sociological research is a nine-question questionnaire.

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