ArmInfo.In 2019, the number of complaints about domestic violence increased in the office of the Ombudsman of Armenia. This was reported by the press service of the Ombudsman.
According to the source, in 2019, about 100 complaints were received, which is twice as practical as in 2018. Typically, these complaints relate to violence by men against their wives.
Employees of the Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia believe that the increase in complaints is related to the campaign conducted by the Ombudsman's office to inform about the legal possibilities of protection against domestic violence.
It should be noted that speaking in December to students of the Russian-Armenian (Slavic) University regarding the ratification of the Istanbul Convention by the Parliament, Armenian Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan expressed the idea that the problem of domestic violence in the country will be difficult to solve, since it is related to the traditions and way of life of the people, and as long as the country is in such difficult socio-economic conditions, domestic violence will not disappear. <Our task is not to eradicate domestic violence as such by force, but to develop mechanisms that are used to prevent such misconduct> - he noted.
According to police statistics, in the 10 months of 2019, 2756 cases of domestic violence were registered in Armenia, however, among the 1760 registered rapists, 10% are women.