Breaking new ground
for Armenia’s women

AGBU is proud to introduce EmpowerHer, a broad-sweeping, multi-dimensional, global initiative dedicated to transforming the fates and fortunes of Armenia’s women and girls.

With females accounting for over half of Armenia’s population, AGBU EmpowerHer is a strong platform to help them take their rightful place in shaping their country, if not the world. Recognizing that transformational social change demands consensus from diverse segments of society, AGBU has developed strategic and working partnerships, in addition to collaborations with in-country stakeholders, thought leaders and influencers, in both the public and private sectors.

TRANSFORMING MINDSETS AND SKILLSETS

AGBU EmpowerHer combines both educational and psycho-social components that work to change perceptions and teach skills essential to gaining financial and social independence. To that end, AGBU is enhancing some of its successful programs, launching a number of new ones, and entering into strategic partnerships with established organizations to provide for the diverse needs of women and girls.

EmpowerHer initiatives include:


  • Support for women and families with resources such as pre-marriage counseling, pre and post-natal services and access to medical professionals through our longstanding
  • Modeling equality values through in-class or after school programs for girls and boys to change behaviors at the earliest ages
  • Teaching basic entrepreneurship skills through our to those looking to start-up or scale-up their own micro-enterprise
  • Financial assistance and support to victims of domestic violence through Women’s Support Center-AGBU Stepping Out for those ready to restart their lives
  • Training in basic workplace fundamental skills for entry-level and general administrative jobs
  • Coding and IT courses to fill the growing need for talent in Armenia’s IT sector
  • Coaching and classes for civic engagement opportunities for Community Changemakers

TRANSFORMING MINDSETS AND SKILLSETS

AGBU EmpowerHer combines both educational and psycho-social components that work to change perceptions and teach skills essential to gaining financial and social independence. To that end, AGBU is enhancing some of its successful programs, launching a number of new ones, and entering into strategic partnerships with established organizations to provide for the diverse needs of women and girls.


EmpowerHer initiatives include:


  • , a longstanding AGBU program, which provide a full cycle of support for women and families at six sites across Armenian, with resources such as pre-marriage counseling, pre and post-natal services and access to medical professionals
  • Teaching youth empowerment and equality values through in-class or after school programs, targeting both girls and boys with the goal of changing mindsets and behaviors during the critical teenage years.
  • , which teaches core entrepreneurship skills to those looking to start-up or scale-up their own microenterprise
  • Women’s Support Center-AGBU Stepping Out, which provides financial assistance and support to victims of domestic violence who are ready to restart their lives and enter or re-enter the workforce.
  • Workplace Fundamentals Course, which provides basic office skills ranging from Excel and PowerPoint to public speaking and business writing, with the goal of securing entry-level jobs.
  • Coding and IT courses to fill the growing need for talent in Armenia’s IT sector.
  • Community Changemakers training, which provides coaching and classes to encourage civic engagement and increased professional opportunities.
slide 1 Parental Modeling AGBU Hye Geen Centers
slide 2 Youth Values Development School and Afterschool Programs
slide 3 Professional and Life Skills AGBU EmpowerHer Workplace Fundamentals
slide 4 Career-Building Skills AGBU Coders
slide 5 Small Business Ownership AGBU Women Entrepreneurs (W.E)
slide 6 Community and Civic Leadership AGBU Changemakers
slide 7 Self-reliance and Self-respect Women's Support Center-AGBU Stepping Out

Let AGBU empower you to EmpowerHer

If you agree that gender equality is a universal human right, EmpowerHer is a stand-out opportunity for you to step up. We can connect you to opportunities to make a difference, such as:

  • Coach or teach in person
  • Mentor and instruct remotely
  • Purchase products/services of women entrepreneurs
  • Connect AGBU to in-country employers and global corporate sponsors
  • Present EmpowerHer to your company’s social responsibility team
  • Ensure program capacity with a financial gift or endowment
  • Organize a fundraising event for EmpowerHer in your home or other venue

To get involved, contact us at

AGBU EmpowerHer Success Stories

WAYS TO GIVE


When you help uplift the lives of women in Armenia, they become an inspiring example to other women around the world. Please consider giving in support of AGBU EmpowerHer:



At this time due to global circumstances, AGBU requests contributions be made online. However, for those who wish to send checks, please mail them to the address below. Kindly understand that check may take more time for processing and acknowledgements.

AGBU EmpowerHer
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10021
212-319-6383