ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

Armenia, a small landlocked post-soviet country was on international news headlines recently and the reason, luckily, was not a natural disaster, mass killings or a terrorist attack that usually attracts global media attention in less developed world but the phenomenon of exceptional character of civil disobedience acts bringing to the unprecedented non-violent bottom-up revolution in the post-Soviet territory. Protests and marches took place initially in response to Serzh Sargsyan's third consecutive term as the most powerful figure in the government of the Armenia and later against the Republican Party-controlled government in general. Pashinyan declared it a Velvet Revolution. Read the article by ASTRA’a representative, Anna Arusthyan from Society Without Violence about what really happened in Armenia this year:

The winning recipe of Revolution ‘Love and Solidarity’: Armenian style