Women for Development

6a, Shahinyan Street

The NGO Women for Development was formed in 1996 and was registered by law in 1997, is based in Gyumri, Armenia. The mission of the organization is to contribute to the implementation of democratic reforms, poverty reduction, development processes ongoing in Armenia as well as protection of human rights and establishment of peace in the region. In 2002, WFD initiated the project peace and conflict resolution education in schools, within the frames of the 2001-2010 International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for Children of the World announces by UN. Since 2008 WFD has been working towards rural community mobilization and development in eight beneficiary communities of Shirak region. There are eight community centers established, where WFD supports local volunteers to identify and find solutions for various problems. Description of ongoing and previous projects can be found at http://www.wfd.am