On November 16-17, 2017 training on Sexuality and Right to Health was held for psychologists and students of RA medical education institutions in Gyumri, RA, Shirak Marz.
President of New Generation Humanitarian NGO and Project Manager of Right to Health, Sergey Gabrielyan made the openning speech introducing the goal and objectives of the project and the expected results.
The topic of the first day was Sexuality. Expert Elvira Meliksetyan explained to the participants through a workshop-game what is Sexuality and what are its components. Sexual identity, behavior and orientation were discussed, types of sexual orientation were introduced and explained. Next, gender, gender identity and expression, gender roles were introduced to the participants. The terms of cisgender and transgender identities were introduced in details with all their components. Gender stereotypes and gender based discrimination were particularly emphasized. The first day was concluded with the experience exchange among the participants.
The topic of the second day was Right to Health which was presented by legal expert of New Generation Humanitarian NGO, Anahit Mkrtchyan. The training started with the introduction of the concept of Human Rights and international and local documents on Human Rights, after which A. Mkrtchyan spoke about protection mechanisms of Human Rights, European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Next the Right to Health and its legislative regulation were discussed, and state guaranteed free medical care and service was mentioned. The rights of people living with HIV, legislation on HIV and criminal responsibility were particularly highlighted. The whole training was led through interactive workshop games and video screening.
At the end the participants evaluated the training and later they were awarded with certificates of participation.
″Right to Health″ project is implemented by ″New Generation″ Humanitarian NGO with the financial support of Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM), on the funds of The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.