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Our strategy

HRRC carries out in-depth and multi-sectoral research and evidence-based advocacy for the advancement of human rights reforms in Armenia. 

Through our work we spotlight urgent human rights topics, collects evidence for policy change and explores discourses and narratives that influence the protection of human rights in Armenia and beyond.

Among others, our focus is on the issues and groups, whose rights remain less addressed due to the lack of sensitive and human rights-based approaches within state governance and policy development.

  • Research and data collection on various human rights issues in Armenia: this way we a as a resource center for various local and global stakeholders.

  • Advancement of Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) in Armenia with a focus on policy reforms based on our research findings and in cooperation with local and international CSOs, experts, networks, and platforms.  

  • Public awareness raising on the situation of human rights in Armenia, initiation of public discussions, cooperation with media platforms, and dissemination of our findings and research evidence.  

  • Monitoring and oversight of the work of decision-making entities in Armenia: bringing forward key human rights concerns and presenting recommendations for the improvement of human rights protection to various public institutions and stakeholders. 

  • Cooperation building with academia and other non-CSO actors for cross-sectoral knowledge and capacity and diversification of actors of Armenia's human rights movement. 

  • Network building through the establishment of the Network of Human Rights Researchers for the realization of joint evidence-based advocacy around core human rights issues in Armenia.

  • International human rights reporting and information provision to UN treaty bodies and international human rights organizations: this way we link local and international levels of advocacy.

  • Raising our voices in defense of human rights: together with local and international structures we issue statements, letters, and petitions raising human rights concerns domestically and globally.

Our team has so far conducted a substantial amount of cutting-edge and innovative research, actively advocating the human rights reform agenda in Armenia.  HRRC has produced substantial evidence for systemic changes in such areas as social rights and social policy, constitutional reform, protection of human rights defenders, gender-based violence and discrimination, and a number of reports for UN treaty bodies.

We are open to cooperation with all the groups and individuals that share our vision, values, and principles.

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