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Welcome to AIWA New England

Stopping Violence Against Women: From the Local to the Global

What is the reality for women facing violence around the world? What are the recommendations and strategies to stop the violence against them?
A panel discussion with:
Tsovinar Harutyunyan, United Nations Population Fund (Armenia)
Peter Koutoujian, Sheriff, Middlesex County
Wendy Murphy, Adjunct Professor of Sexual Violence, New England Law, Boston
Craig Norberg-Bohm, Consultant, Founder/Director of Massachusetts White Ribbon Day
Moderated by Judy Norsigian, AIWA Board Member, co-Founder, Our Bodies Ourselves

NE Events

The AIWA New England Affiliate was launched in mid-1990s by Eva Medzorian (AIWA co-founder) as there was a desire to extend the reach of the overall organization by enabling the Central Board to focus on strategic initiatives while the New England Affiliate focused on local programming.

In the early years, New England Affiliate focused on fundraising efforts for Armenia.  They sponsored an opening night performance of “A Girl’s War” by Joyce Van Dyke in 2001 to benefit the Oncology Hospital in Yerevan.  In 2004, a premier showing of “Contemporary Fashions from Armenia” featured the fashion design department of Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts and raised much needed funds for Armenia.

In mid-2000, New England Affiliate supported programs like WEP, a Women's Entrepreneurship Program in cooperation with the American University of Armenia to encourage new or existing businesses run by women in Armenia. Another New England sponsored project was to raise awareness and aid of AJAKITS (Helping Hands ) NGO, a Gyumri based domestic violence center dedicated to educate, support (safe houses) and generally help families in need and strengthen family values.