Armenia-Overview

Suspicion of citizen action pervades the authorities’ approach to civil society in Armenia. LGBTI activists, journalists and others suffer regular harassment, intimidation and physical violence at the hands of the security forces. Despite constitutional guarantees of basic civic freedoms, the operating environment for civil society is constrained. With cumbersome registration processes for civil society, the detention of protesters and a media heavily influenced by the government, Armenian civic space does not allow for a vibrant and robust civil society.