Democracy & Human Rights

ARF-D Supports Law against Domestic Violence in Armenia

ARF-D Leader: ‘I Do Not See [the Law] as a Danger to Our ‘Traditional’ Family Values’ (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Supreme Council representative Aghvan Vardanyan said on Thursday that a proposed bill against domestic violence is not a threat to traditional Armenian family values and that the ARF-D will support the adoption of…

ARF-D Pledges Reforms, Just and Transparent Government

(ASBAREZ) YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia issued a statement on Wednesday, July 19th, detailing the party’s goals and pledges on how to advance reforms and create a more prosperous Armenia as a member of the governing coalition. The announcement emanated from a joint session held on July 17, between the…

ARF-D’s Manoyan Discusses Parliamentary Elections and Working with the RPA

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—In the days following the April 2 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia, the Armenian Weekly sat down with Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau member and director of its Central Hai Tahd office Giro Manoyan to discuss the results of the election and the party’s work with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). Editor’s…

A History of the Armenian Constitution

(asbarez.com) Walking around in Armenia and engaging in political conversation with any person of any class, gender, age, and background, one gets the sense that trust in the government is at an ultimate low today. Continuing the conversation and trying to get to the root of the problem, one then comes across the saying “one…

ARF-D Parliamentary Election Platform Published in English

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, which is running in the upcoming April 2 Parliamentary Elections, just released the English language version of the platform, on which it has been campaigning. Below is the complete text. PLATFORM A New Beginning, A Just Armenia Accountable state, solidary society Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun 2017 The Armenian Revolutionary Federation…

The ARF-D Kicks Off 2017 Parliamentary Election Campaign

‘A New Beginning, a Just Armenia’: ‘Unlike Many Others, [the ARF-D is] a Party with an Ideology, a Program, a System of Values, and Experience,’ Says Aghvan Vardanyan (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) kicked off its 2017 Parliamentary election campaign by introducing its party platform at a public gathering at Yerevan’s…

AYF Celebrates Women’s Resilience

(asbarez.com) LITTLE ARMENIA—On the occasion of International Women’s Day, community members gathered to celebrate the diversity and strength of Armenian women–past and present–during a March 5 event Armenian Women: Resisting, Rising, and Reframing, organized by the Armenian Youth Federation’s United Human Rights Council and the Hollywood “Musa Ler” Chapter. Held at Hollywood Armenian Center, the…

Why Vote for the ARF-D?

(armenianweekly.com) Why Vote for the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnakstutyun (ARF-D)? Because the ARF-D is consistent with their views and keeps their promises. Armenia is currently preparing for its upcoming parliamentary elections. Political parties, political movements, and well-known public figures are busy working on establishing alliances and publishing election lists. Over the last couple of…

Armenia’s Minister of Education Urges Schools Not to Engage in Election Propaganda

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN – Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) said that he will urge all schools in the country not to engage in partisan politics ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “School principals have the right to belong to political parties, however, they shouldn’t engage…