Humanrights-online in the Regions
The Shirak region is the second largest province of Armenia and is located in the north of Armenia. According to the latest research, unemployment rates rank second here. During the Soviet years, many industrial enterprises were active in the region, which were closed for various reasons after the independence of Armenia, this in turn increased the unemployment rate in the population. One of the reasons for the low standard of living of the population of the region is unfavorable conditions for agriculture. About 18,000 people live in the city of Artik, with 8 schools and 5 kindergartens. The city has always had a high level of education, but high level professionals often leave the city due to a lack of jobs.
In general, labor migration in the city is high.
Considering the above and a number of other phenomena, the city of Artik was selected for our regional meeting. Older students and adults were invited to the meeting.
In the first part of the meeting, participants were introduced to the general provisions of human rights, the local and international laws governing this area and the successful experience of the organization. Additional information is available on the website https://humanrights-online.org.
In the second part of the meeting, the participants formed small focus groups in which each group presented relevant and important topics.
The topic of the first group was the question of disinformation and the information chaos in mass media, which often leads to confusion and misunderstandings. Participants expressed their willingness to submit materials and articles on the humanrights-online website and promote the dissemination of impartial information.
The discussion topics for the second and third groups were education and rights of the disabled and labor rights. Youth also condemned the corrupt practices of the former authorities at universities.
Our group was pleasantly surprised by the eagerness of the students and their desire to know and exercise their rights. One student said they need to be interested because their generation has just revolutionized the country.
At the end of the meeting, an agreement was made to organize new meetings. Many participants expressed their desire to become volunteers of our organization and publish their articles on the organization’s blog forum.