Friday, 19 September 2008

PINK Armenia launches Information Centre in Yerevan

Unzipped: Gay Armenia highly recommends PINK Armenia for all your information needs and support while in Yerevan, Armenia

UPDATE! - 5 July 2009: PINK Armenia launches "Masculinity: breaking stereotypes" project at their new office in downtown Yerevan

UPDATE! - 18 March 2009: Sadly, due to financial reasons, this office was shut down in March 2009. However, PINK Armenia is active, and, in fact, widened its activities online and offline. You may contact them via their newly launched website:

Official launch of the PINK Information Centre in downtown Yerevan (see below for contact information) took place last Friday, 12 September 2008. The office is conveniently located near the Yerevan State University.

"PINK Information Center"
40 Charents str, apt. 45
Yerevan, Armenia
tel. +374 10 556 946
Working hours: 11am-19pm
Working days: Monday-Friday

There are good bunch of people working there. Friendly, energetic, open to new ideas and discussions. They know local scene perfectly. They also work with local and international human rights related and other relevant NGOs, as well as some governmental agencies, particularly, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.

Below are some pictures from the launch event. We then end up clubbing in one of downtown Yerevan discotheques. We did not stay long though, still, it was fun.

Head of PINK Armenia Mamikon Hovsepyan

Lara Aharonian of Women’s Resource Centre and Mikael Danielyan of Armenia's Helsinki Association

PINK Information Centre has began developing a library of relevant literature, leaflets, CDs/DVDs, educational materials in Armenian, Russian, other languages which they intend to expand into a comprehensive and useful source of information on LGBT related issues, STI prevention (with the special attention to HIV/AIDS) and so on. Any help in this regard or other support for PINK’s activities will be highly appreciated.

Relevant links:

PINK Armenia MySpace page

PINK Armenia Facebook page

PINK Armenia blog

Soon PINK Armenia will launch its own website.

1 comment:

PINK Armenia said...

Hey Mika, thanks for this nice article.
We have already visitors and people who are interested in our work.