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Sexual abuse: Fear and shame make Armenian women keep silence

Armenia-based experts say women subjected to sexual violence keep it in silence out of shame as well as for fear of being blamed by the society for ‘bringing it upon themselves’; hence, they refrain from reporting it to the police so that the wrongdoers be held responsible. Over the past two years, however, experts say, there has been tangible progress in that respect.

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13.06.2011 11:50
Karina, Donation is not the solution. Education is the solution. I have five ,brother-in-laws, (France,Italy, Greece, Sweden and Lebanon),and told them in their faces," You lay one finger on my sister, and I swear I will break every bone in your body." That education did seem to 'EDUCATE' them a lot. Now, if the Armenian government will get their act together and 'EDUCATE' these lil' Yellow Bastards, then there should not be any problems. I hope you get my drift.
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10.06.2011 09:10
I hope more women will have the courage to report such crimes in Armenia. The Let Go...Let Peace Come In Foundation is a nonprofit with a mission to help heal and support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse worldwide. We are seeking adult survivors who would be willing to post a childhood photo and caption, their story, or their creative expressions to our website letgoletpeacecomein.org. By uniting survivors from across the globe we can help provide a stronger and more powerful voice to those survivors who have not yet found the courage to speak out. Together we can; together we should; together we NEED to stand up and be counted. Please visit our site for more details on how you can send us your submissions, read user submitted articles, find professionals and some daily mediations. Remember, you are not alone!
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10.06.2011 06:26
Thank you for sharing this. What can an Armenian women in the USA do to help Armenian women in Armenia? Donations?
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