(YEREVAN)–The Armenian Relief Society–Inc. will sponsor an NGO Seminar on September 19 in Yerevan–Armenia–dealing with the environment of women and children in Armenia [and the region] under the auspices of Armenia’s First Lady–Dr. Bella Kocharian. The seminar will focus on HIV Awareness–Domestic Violence–Trafficking of Women and the Survival of Children.
ARS Chairperson Maro Minassian states that "as a US based NGO with some fifty (50) chapters comprised of 1000 members in Armenia–is very committed to partnering with other NGO’s and the Government of Armenia to help bring public awareness and help implement programs to improve the environment for women and children. With this beginning–we help Armenia and set the stage for assisting the region at large."
The Armenian Relief Society is a roster member of ECOSOC at the United Nations with a world-wide membership of 18,000 members in twenty-three (23) countries whose focus is to implement programs in health–welfare–education–social–and economic development for Armenia’s and communities-at-large.
On September 18–the ARS will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sponsor-a-Child [orphan] program in the Karen Demirchian Sports Center in Yerevan–Armenia–under the auspices of the President of Armenia Robert Kocharian.