Armenia

Number of People Experiencing Domestic Abuse Each Year:

2020: 60% of women reported having experienced domestic violence at least once.

2017: 25% of women reported having been the victim of violence from an intimate partner, however, this figure has been deemed to be underreported.

2002: A report by the World Health Organisation estimated that a minimum of 10% and possibly as high as 69% of Armenian women had been physically assaulted by an intimate male partner at least once in their lives.

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Population Size:

2.96 million. 46.5% is male, 53.5% is female.


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Sources


  1. OSCE, “Bringing Security Home: Combatting Violence Against Women in the OSCE Region”, (2009), Report. This report has been cited in M. Koltsova, “‘Pass a Law, Even If It’s a Bad One’: How Armenia is Tackling Doemstic Violence”, (opendemocracy.net, 21 January 2020), <https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/odr/armenia-domestic-violence-law/>.

  2. A. Ishkanian, “Heated Debates Around Domestic Violence in Armenia”, (opendemocracy.net, 3 November 2017), <https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/heated-debates-around-domestic-violence-in-armenia/>.

  3. S. Shirinian, “Domestic Violence Against Women in Armenia”, (2010), Report of the United Human Rights Council, 4.

  4. The World Bank, (1).