“The A.D.Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Protection Center”, NGO

About Shirak Regional Branch

The Shirak Regional Branch has started its activities in August 1996 as a branch of the A.D.Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Center.

Mission

  • To support the civil society building in Armenia;
  • To increase the level of legal awareness of the population;
  • To protect population’s rights and freedom.

Beneficiaries

  • Socially vulnerable people;
  • Women, children, elderly and disabled persons;
  • Refugees, migrants, convicts;
  • NGOs and community groups.

Current projects

  • Free legal consulting on human rights protection issues in the city of Gyumri, Shirak, Lori
  • and Aragatsotn Marzes,
  • Human Rights Protection Through Strengthening NGOs;
  • Law library activities, dissemination of legal leaflets, information bulletins developed at our Center;
  • Functioning of the legal library and the resource center;
  • Civil Society Initiatives-2006-2007;
  • Civil Society School;
  • Resource center aimed at capacity building for community based organizations;
  • RA National Assembly elections: awareness raising and observation.

Partners and Links

  • UNHCR, UNDPI, OSCE, USAID, EURASIA, OSI, IOM, DRC, AED;
  • ICCO, NHC, Warsaw Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, EED;
  • 80 NGOs of Caucasus CRINGO Network on refugees and IDPs,
  • Republican network of resource centers for community based organizations;
  • “Tsaig”, “Shant”, “Gala”, and “Shirak” TVs, “Kumairy” weekly, “Asparez” Journalists’ Gyumri Club,
  • More than 150 international and local NGOs

 

Shirak regional branch of the A.D.Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Center

Address: M.Mkrtchyan St., Bld. 38a, Ap. 1,
3103, Gyumri, Republic of Armenia
tel.   /+ 374 312/ 59 450,
fax:
/+ 374 312/ 56 917,
E-mail: star@gyumri.am