The NGO works in the following directions:
2. HIV/AIDS Harm Reduction among Adolescent, Youth,
Public at Large,
High Risk Groups - Women, Female Sex
3. Prevention of Trafficking, Support for Victims of
Trafficking and Social Rehabilitation
4. Youth Exchange.
5. Migration and Humanitarian Reintegration of Migrants.
"Sex Workers in Armenia ", situation survey
funded by UNFPA ( Yerevan , 2000)
The situational analysis aimed at assessing the health and
social conditions of FSWs, their behavioral peculiarities.
The analysis was conducted in 4 cities of Armenia: Yerevan ,
Gyumri, Vanadzor, Kapan.
The summarized results were
published in "Report on Peculiarities of Commercial Sex Work in
The leaflet "Stop and Think" was developed
2000, "STD/AIDS prevention and protection of
civil rights among female sex-workers" funded by OSIFA (
Provision of medical, psychological counseling at Trust center
among FSWs, performance of outreach works.
legal counseling and protection.
enactment of legal act regulated and/or affecting of FSW.
Hope and Help NGO participated:
in drafting Antitrafficking law in Armenia
Discussion of the law on "witness protection"
organized by OSCE Mission in Armenia
Organized a round table discussion "Prostitution - situation in
Armenia , possible ways of legislative adjustment"
Harm Reduction among Adolescent, Youth, Public at Large, High
Risk Groups - Women, Female Sex Workers (FSW).
2004-2008, Vanadzor - "Prevention of
HIV/AIDS among the female sex workers", funded by World Vision
HIV/AIDS prevention, establishment of VCT, STI
treatment in Vanadzor. Outreach street works performed:
dissemination of information materials and condom distribution
2004, Yerevan - "Harm reduction of risk of
HIV/STD, social rehabilitation of female sex workers", funded
Increasing awareness , social rehabilitation
among female sex workers.
2003-2005, "STI/HIV Harm reduction program
in Lori and Tavush marzes", funded by MSF Belgium
Establishment of Information Centre to provide counseling on
reproductive health, STDs/HIV/AIDS issues. Increasing of
awareness among adolescent, youth, general population, high risk
groups in Lori and Tavush marzes. School teachers have been
trained on "Sexual Education" for further teaching in schools.
The "You have a choice" leaflet has been issued.
2002, Yerevan - "Your life is in your
hands", funded by "Mama Cash" Fund, Netherlands
Peer-to-Peer education of female sex workers.
2001, Yerevan - " Medical Center for Women
in Unfavorable Conditions" in collaboration with UMCOR, Medical
Center of Dermatology and STI.
counseling in STI/HIV issues among women in unfavorable
2000, Yerevan - "Medical Information
and Sexual Education" Vardashen special school funded by
Training program for program for teachers
and tutors of Vardashen special educational complex
1999, Yerevan - "Medical Information
and Sexual Education" in collaboration with UMCOR.
Training program for deaf children and teachers of a boarding
of Trafficking, Support for Victims of Trafficking and Social
2014-2016 "Strengthening Armenia's Capacity
to Combat Trafficking in Persons and Child Abuse" - The project was funded by the grant of Bureau for international Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
2014-2015 "United Knowledge and the Best
Practice to Protect Armenian Children". The project is
implemented by "Hope and Help" NGO in the partnership with the
Estonian Women's Studies and Research Center(ENUT) funded by
the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds for development
and humanitarian aid.
2014-2015 "HIV/AIDS Prevention Among CSWs in Lori Marz". The project was founded by the grant of the Global Fund .
2013-2015 "Hope and Help NGO" in the
partnership with The Garden of Hope Foundation based in Taiwan
in the frame of "Asian girl empowerment project" on December
1-25, 2013 conducted seminars in Yerevan. Seminars were
implemented for 53 high school students and 5 teachers. The
seminars had an aim to rise awareness on child trafficking and
child abuse among high school students.
2012-2014 "Empowered Armenia To Combat
Trafficking in Persons". The project was funded by the grant of Bureau for international Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
2012-2014 "Voluntary Repatriation and Humanitarian Reintegration of Refugees" from Germany, Bulgaria, Poland. The project was funded by "Heimatgarten".
2011-2012 "Assistance and Reintegration of Victims
of Trafficking in Armenia, Capacity Building of Regional Law
Enforcement Bodies". The project was funded by the grant of Bureau for international Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
2011 Assistance, Social Rehabilitation and
Reintegration of VoTs in Persons in Armenia.
2009-2011 "Support to actions aimed at
prevention harm to children affected by armed conflicts and at
fightings against child trafficking and rehabilitating
victims" founded by EC
Mobilized and empowered system of prevention
of child trafficking in Armenia through awareness raising,
capacity building and networking.
2009-2010 Vanadzor - "Prevention of HIV/AIDS
among the female sex workers", funded by World Vision
HIV/AIDS prevention, establishment of VCT, STI treatment in
Vanadzor. Outreach street works performed: dissemination of
information materials and condom distribution among FSWs.
2009-2010 " Formation of a system
for efficient protection , social reintegration and
rehabilitation of VoTs" funded by US Government
To assist effective prosecution of the traffickers
through formation of efficient cooperation between victims of
trafficking and law enforcement agencies.
support VoTs identified during the project and VoTs identified
during previous years, by organizing their professional training
courses in manicurist, culinary, hairdressing etc.
2009 May-June "Development of
capacities of representatives of law-enforcements in the field
of trafficking prevention" founded by ILO
To promote to the formulation of efficient
cooperation between the representatives of the law-machinery
/court, police, prosecutor's office, security, labour
administration/ against people exploitation /trafficking/ and
prevention of forced labour cases .
2007-2009, "NGO and Governmental Cooperation
across the South Caucasus to Develop a Joint Response to
Trafficking in Women and Children" funded by EC
To rise the qualification of law
enforcement structure staff members, those of social service and
To establish direct links
among the staff of law enforcement structures,those of social
service and journalists.
regional referral mechanism.
society awareness in the line of trafficking problems
"Establishment of cross-border cooperation mechanisms on
addressing issues of trafficking in human beings in the South
Caucasus, funded by CRS
Project was the establishment
a "Core Trainers' Group" (CTG) for the South Caucasus countries.
A joint training of trainers program (ToT) were provided for
Georgian, Armenian and Azeri members of the above-mentioned CTG.
The training covered first level training. It applied special
modules on how to deliver and systemize knowledge of
trafficking, specifics of trainings for law enforcement agencies
and practical small group work facilitation skills.
2006 "Low drafting initiative" funded
by UNDP Armenia
To cultivate draft Law on "Combating trafficking in Humans",
draft Low "State protection of Persons Participating in Criminal
Proceedings", draft lows on "Amending the Criminal Code of the
Republic in Armenia "
May-August 2004, The first stage of
partnership within Regional Anti-Trafficking Program.
During this program representatives of the "Hope and Help" NGO,
together with colleagues from Georgian NGO "People Harmonious
Development Society", make a trip to Georgia (Sarpi-on the
border of Georgia and Turkey ), and Turkey ( Istanbul , Ankara ,
Trabzon ). Main aim of this program is: description of
trafficking cases, reaching out to and interviewing victims of
trafficking (VoT) in Turkey, analyze the possibilities of
repatriation, analysis of cases and preparation of
recommendations for the South Caucasus specialists to prevent
trafficking and provide assistance to the victims, assistance
organization to VoTs (citizens of Armenia) in Turkey (medical
assistance, legal assistance, repatriation), establishment of
bi-lateral and possibly regional cooperation.
2003-2008, "Support Service for Victims of
Trafficking", funded by US Government.
of victims of trafficking, provision of medical, psychological
and legal support and social rehabilitation. Establishment of a
Toll Free Help Line and shelter for Victims of Trafficking.
2003 "Prevention of Trafficking and Harm
Reduction of HIV/STD infection risk among Sex-Workers in
Yerevan ", funded by OSIFA
The " Trust Center " has
been established for FSWs to provide anonymous medical and
psychological support as well as to increase awareness on
reproductive health, HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention issues. Outreach
street works performed: dissemination of information materials
and condom distribution among FSWs. Publication of "Kind advice
to friends" leaflet.
2002-2003, Noyemberyan region - " Community
Capacity Building to Prevent of Trafficking in Women and
Children", funded by World Learning
campaign to increase the awareness of general population on
trafficking issues. Workshops and round tables to mobilize the
capacity of communities. Publication of the leaflet "The way to
2000, Yerevan - "STD/HIV Prevalence
among Migrating FSW", funded by IOM
The " Trust
Center " has been established for migrant FSWs (VoT). Provision
with confidential medical counseling and psychological support.
Increased awareness on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS/STDs
prevention issues. Outreach street works performed:
dissemination of information materials and condom distribution
among FSWs. Publication of "Do you know" leaflet.
2011, Germany- "Youth Exchange Program",
funded by EC
Meet Europe is a multinational youth exchange
between Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Armenia and Ukraine.
Main theme of this exchange is Anti-Discrimination on ethnical
and national identity.
and Humanitarian Reintegration of Migrants.
2006-2012 ""Heimatgarten", Voluntary
repatriation and humanitarian reintegration of migrants and
refugees, funded by EC
Assistance for restoring and acquisition of
documents • Employment • Provision of medical assistance •
Psychological assistance Personal business development
assistance • Children's integration in educational institutions