Lobbying and campaigns are tools of advocacy implementation, which are planned actions targeted at specific issues and are aimed to influence decision-making through mobilizing stakeholders, increasing public awareness, publicizing issues and drawing the attention of local authorities on the identified issues.
Since its establishment, HCA Vanadzor has been initiating a series of activities directed at advocacy, including demonstrations, press releases, press conferences, articles, media campaigns, strategic litigations, round-table discussions, seminars, meeting-discussions with decision makers (NA deputies, Avagani and etc.), drafting legal acts(participation in the amendments of legal acts).
This year’s International Day against Fascism and Antisemitsm is once more taking place on November 9th, commemorating the “Kristallnacht” pogrom of 1938, which marked the beginning of the world’s largest genocide, later known as the Holocaust. It was on November 9th, 1938 that the fascist Nazi Party initiated the systematic eradication of Jewish people by destroying their homes and belongings as well as setting synagogues on fire, injuring and killing many Jews in the process.