HOLLYWOOD–A full-capacity crowed gathered at the Armenian Center in Hollywood on December 8 to engage in a discussion on women’s issues in Armenia at the 3rd annual Armenians and Progressive Politics forum.
The forum, hosted by KPFK radio and organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, featured a critical discussion on gender equality, civil society, and women’s empowerment in Armenia lead by Socialist International Vice President maria Titizian and Armenian Parliamentarian Lilit Galstyan.
The forum was held in the midst of growing international attention on domestic violence in Armenia following the brutal murder of Zaruhi Pertrosyan. This case has spotlighted the need for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Armenia, and internationally.
In the past three years, the APP has served as an alternative means of understanding Armenian issues besides the conventional, state-centered approaches. Bringing together distinguished academics and activists from across the globe, it has examined how Armenian activists can build coalitions with other dispossessed groups and progressive movements. Past conference themes have included: Social Justice, Labor Justice, Media Democracy, and Economic Justice.