Promoting religious tolerance and non-discrimination in Armenia

The “Promoting religious tolerance and non-discrimination in Armenia” has started in August, 2015 and is  implemented with support the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia and Armenia. It aims at promoting fight against discrimination in Armenia through drafting a comprehensive antidiscrimination legislation, addressing the issues of religious minorities, increasing the awareness of civil society and government on problems of discrimination and intolerance and supporting impartial media coverage on the topic. Within the project EPF together with the Ministry of Justice of Armenia EPF created a working group which developed a draft law on “On Equality”. The draft law was later discussed and improved through consultations with a number of NGOs and later submitted to the Ministry of Justice for consideration. Other project activities included studying the roots of tolerance and/or intolerance in the Armenian literature to be published in an Ebook format in Fall, 2017, trainings on non-discrimination in Armenian regions and remote areas, organizing a regional conference on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB), organizing annual media awards to praise best coverage for religious tolerance issues and many

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