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Asya Balayan

Armenia`s Ombudsman: Statement by the director of pedagogical center  obviously contains facts and calls for violence against children 

Armenia`s Ombudsman: Statement by the director of pedagogical center  obviously contains facts and calls for violence against children 

ArmInfo. The office of the  Ombudsman of Armenia responded to a statement made the day before by  the director of the Republican Center for Educational Psychology  Armine Davtyan, in which the psychologist talks about her method of  working with children who have problems with behavior.

The statement by the human rights defender noted that the video shows  evidence of violence against children. Any violence and punishment  against the child is considered unacceptable here. "The director of  the center, in fact, urges teachers to follow her example of raising  children by violence," the Ombudsman's office noted.

To note, yesterday the director of the Republican Center for  Educational Psychology Armine Davtyan made a statement in live  broadcast, allowing herself the expression that "a small slap in the  face can be more effective than an hour-long sermon", thus shocking  teachers and educational specialists.  ''Each child should be  protected from any physical, psychological or other pressure,  exploitation, from such actions or inaction of teachers and other  workers and students who violate the rights of the child or infringe  on his honor and dignity. These are the basic rights of children,  which also apply to children studying in an educational institution.  These actions are prohibited by law and entail liability'', the  Ombudsman's statement reads.  In addition, the RA Human Rights  Defender takes note of the statement of the Ministry of Education,  Science, Culture and Sports that the department will require an  explanation from Ms. Davtyan, after receiving which, measures will be  taken resulting from its clarifications and discussions.

The Office of the Ombudsman notes that he will keep this issue in the  spotlight and calls on everyone to refrain from expressions or  actions that violate the rights of the child.

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