U.S. Ambassador Highlights Role Women Play in Armenia’s Development During Trip to Gegharqunik

Yerevan, Armenia – To highlight the role women can and should play in the development of Armenia’s rural regions, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills, Jr. traveled to Gegharqunik on March 30 and met with female farmers, civic activists and civil society leaders – all beneficiaries and partners of USAID development efforts. USAID promotes rural ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Mills Meets with women From Armenia’s IT Industry, Highlights Economic Benefits of Women’s Empowerment

Yerevan, Armenia – Increased female employment offers great potential to Armenia’s economy. Currently, women constitute 67 percent of Armenia’s economically non-active population and their unemployment rate is almost double that of male unemployment (51.5 percent female vs. 21.8 percent male).  According to World Bank estimates, Armenia loses as much as 14 percent of its potential ... Read More»

Ambassador Richard Mills Remarks at Women’s History Month Reception

As prepared Yerevan As March – which we designate annually in the United States as “Women’s History Month” – comes to a close, we have gathered this evening to honor the many contributions that women, especially Armenian women, have made to society. Some people may find it odd that we continue to set aside a ... Read More»
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