In many countries around the world people are protesting against injustice, abuse of power, dire living conditions, and they are campaigning for higher standards. In the process new forms of citizens’ participation in political and administrative processes are evolving. We support all attempts to achieve greater democratisation and participation.

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The LGBTI rights and the Revolution

The people’s revolution in Armenia last spring and the developments thereafter had a certain impact on the discussions about LGBTI rights. In the extremely active political process, this topic became one of the most speculated with themes.

By Arthur Minasyan

1989: History Competition

The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation anannounces the competition for small research grants for applicants from Azerbaijan. The deadline for submitting the applications is January 14, 2019.

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Armenian translations of 80’s feminist texts

The evening before the international women’s day, the hbs Tbilisi office Yerevan Branch presented its first Anthology of Armenian translations of 80’s feminist texts. More than 60 people attended the presentation that took Place at Zangak Publishing House, including five members of the Parliament.

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Feminism and Gender Democracy


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Bauhaus art school in Weimar, Germany, the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office in cooperation with the Goethe Center Yerevan initiated the exhibition BAUHAUS WOMEN in Tbilisi and Yerevan.

Why LGBT People Emigrate from Armenia: Three Stories


Between 2011 and 2013 alone 5,891 LGBT people left Armenia. This article will tell the first-hand story of lesbian, bisexual and transgender Armenian citizens who have moved to different EU countries.

By Arthur Minasyan
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Rethinking the Soviet Past

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