Armenia faces a severe crisis of widespread violence against women and children. Due to the cultural and safety concerns of reporting violence, many women do not report violence and are often stigmatized for doing so. As a result, the Armenian government is able to deny the problem. Furthermore, Armenia currently has weak domestic violence laws and no law addressing sexual violence. Encouraging reporting and greater awareness of the problem is the first step to legislative advocacy and legal enforcement.
In June 2012, N-Map worked with the Women’s Resource Center of Armenia and the Women’s Support Center to develop this film encouraging reporting and self-identification of survivors of gender based violence in Armenia.