Women's Resource Center of Armenia
The Women's Resource Center was founded in 2003 by women from Armenia and the diaspora, and is the first resource center created in the post-soviet Armenia for young women.
At the beginning it was located inside the Yerevan State University campus and served as a drop-in center for young female students. From 2006 WRCA moved to the downtown of Yerevan and now is open for women of all ages, education, sexual orientation and social backgrounds.
WRCA is working in the area of women's human rights, reproductive and sexual rights, sexual violence and women's role in the conflict resolution and peace building in the region of South Caucasus.
The organization is one of the initiator of "Women's Coalition for Peace" and "Young Women's Network of South Caucasus" and is cooperating with women's organization in Georgia, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan and South Ossetia.
Since 2008 WReC has started a hotline and peer-to-peer group for the girls and women- victims of sexual violence in Yerevan.
The Women's Resource Center is a feminist organization working with and for women.
Its main goal is to give women the necessary tools and empower them to become active citizens of the Armenian community, through education and support.
Our Center's model is based on the democratic participatory structure, run and governed only by and for women. Volunteerism and participation is the essential part of the on-going functioning of the center's activities.
Specifically, we aim to create a safe environment for the young Armenian women and provide them with all necessary resources for developing their personal and professional abilities and be actively involved in the social, political and cultural processes undertaking in our society.