Motherhood and Beauty Day, or simply Women Day, is celebrated on 7 April in Armenia. “Motherhood and Beauty day is the second official holiday dedicated to women. While March 8 celebrates all women, April 7 is mother’s day. Everyone gives presents to his or her mother. In fact, Armenians note that they have a whole month of holidays from March 8 to April 7 dedicated to women.”
However, due to recent events in Yerevan, many Armenian women will not celebrate this Day the usual way, but rather turn this opportunity to protest against the current state of affairs in Armenia.
“National awakening” coalition of NGOs is organising a special Women Day related "popular walks" in the Northern Avenue: men will present flowers to women there this Monday 7 April.
Armenian Women Movement NGO joins this call and further asks women to gather at 3pm in front of the General Prosecutor office in Yerevan to demand from the authorities an immediate release of all political prisoners. They will thereafter join the “popular walks” in the Northern Avenue.
For alternative art events, check out an exhibition of feminist art “Gender Trouble” which will be held in “Academia” Gallery on 24 Baghramyan st in Yerevan. For details of the exhibition, see Unzipped: Gay Armenia