Armenian Women Take Steps in Overcoming Domestic Violence

May 30, 2014

Training, hard work, and ultimately owning a business. Women in Armenia take monumental steps to leave the cycle of domestic violence. 

After years of living with a husband who beat her, Marine never imagined she’d find the strength to leave her abusive environment. As the violence continued, Marine’s will to act grew into dogged motivation for economic independence.

Through the Women’s Economic Empowerment & Advocacy Project, women like Marine explore potential for change as they build on existing skills and interests to obtain small grants for business ventures.

NEF’s program was featured on a prominent Armenian news outlet, which relates the training and counseling women undertake to transform abilities into successful business plans, market research, advertising, and eventual financial stability.


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