Dear reader,

If you are reading these lines, then you are also interested in the topics of civil society, human rights, sexual health, equals opportunities and gender issues.

In the 8th edition of “As You” e-magazine You can find researches and articles on these and other topics, which will satisfy your interests.

In the section of “Human Rights” this time we’ll discuss the problems of people living with disabilities in Armenia and the alternative ways for the solutions.

In the section of “Gender” we are presenting ethnographer Ruzanna Tsaturyan’s research about gender roles in primary school textbooks of Armenia.

In the section of “Civic Society” we are going to discuss the long-term operations of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, addressing corruption, which is one of the sensitive issues in our society.

The working group of the magazine wishes you a pleasant reading.

With peace,

“As You” magazine



The myths people tell about family and sexuality

Traveling from the U.S. to Armenia as a researcher Travelling to Armenia as an anthropologist from the U.S. studying sexuality and kinship, especially having followed up on the DIY firebombing and the attack on the Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK) and Women’s Resource Center’s (WRC) Diversity March, I was prepared to hear many …

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Sona Khachatryan

Sona Khachatryan

On 1st December, 2012, World AIDS day, “AIDS Advocacy group” gave appreciation certificates to the people who have invaluable contribution to fight AIDS, and work selflessly to raise the life quality of individuals who live with HIV. Among them was also the head of the “Obstetrics and and a Group of Pregnant with High Risk” …

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լուսանկարը` "Negative Studio"-ի

I don’t expect wonders. I cultivate my happiness myself

Arusik Mkrtchyan – more popular as DJ Vakcina – is one of the most famous, most stylish and bravest woman DJ in Armenia. In cooperation with world famous DJs, she organized massive club and open-air events both in Armenia and abroad. But apart from her main activities she is also engaged in active public life. …

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we can do it

Feminism: from history to reality

American feminist, journalist, and activist Gloria Steinem said, “In my heart, I think a woman has two choices: either she’s a feminist or a masochist.” So, what does it really mean to be a feminist? For the first time in history this term was used in France and the Netherlands in 1872, then in Great …

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Hovhannes Hovhannisyan

“Abstention, Loyalty and Condom use”: an interview with venereologist H. Hovhannisyan

Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are as ancient as sexual relations. Nowadays there are various contradictory articles and materials on STIs which can confuse the reader. That is why we decided to have a short interview with venereologist Hovhannes Hovhannisyan from “Dermatology and STI MSC” of the RA Ministry of Health. The interview is introduced below. …

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Discrimination and law

Prohibition of discrimination is one of basic and integral principles, without which it is impossible to imagine realisation of rights and freedoms equally in any democratic society. The principle of prohibition of discrimination is reflected differently in almost all international legal documents. Since 1948 it has been determined that all people are born free and equal, …

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