OxYGen takes a rights-based approach to its development, humanitarian and campaign work. We believe that all people are entitled to decent work and income security and to sustainable livelihood, and that everyone should have gender equality, security from conflict and disasters, and be able to participate in social and political life. This section highlights just some of the programming that OxYGen undertakes in order to achieve these aims and build the future free from the injustice of poverty.



Project duration: 01/07/2018–30/06/2019


We aim at enhanced women political representation and participation at the national level decision- making.

The key premise of the project is the need for women, forming more than half of the population (52%) of Armenia be equally represented in politics and make their voices heard.

We facilitate the wider political discourse on Women’s Agenda leading to positive changes in the government policies.

We build up the capacity of women leaders participating in electoral processes and empower women MPs to in˜uence decision-making in the Parliament. 

We continue media discourse to promote public support for women’s political participation at the national level.


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Project duration: 24/09/2018–03/02/2019


This Project is co-funded by Visegrad Fund. It is a part of a bigger project: INSPIRED+ Armenia, implemented by OxYGen Foundation for Protection of Youth and Women Rights and The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD).
The project seeks to address the challenge of reconciling the promotion of a thriving and dynamic business environment with the need to protect effectively the labor and socio-economic rights of citizens, specifically those of women for social development, improved regional strategy, and policy for demographic and other social and economic challenges.

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EU4YouthEU4Youth: Better Skills for Better Future

Project duration: February 2018 - January 2019


The regional project under the EU4Youth initiative in Armenia is implemented by Save the Children International Armenian Representative Office in cooperation with OxYGen Foundation for Protection of Youth and Women Rights. The project includes also Georgia and Ukraine and is financed by the European Union.

The program aims at the development of entrepreneurial potential and increase of employability of disadvantaged youth in three Neighborhood countries.


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DRR 2Institutionalization, Replication and Dissemination of Disaster Risk Reduction Best Practices in Armenia

Project duration: May 2017 - October 2018

Save the Children International Armenia Representative Office in partnership with OxYGen Foundation for Protection of Youth and Women Rights will implement an exit phase of previous Reduction (DRR) interventions within the scope of DIPECHO Program. 

The regional program is funded by the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) and is implemented in Georgia and Armenia.
The program will put the main focus on the institutionalization, replication and dissemination of best practices and models attained during the previous phases by Save the Children and DIPECHO implementing partners.

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Project duration: August 2017-  November 2018

INSPIRED+ Armenia is a project implemented by OxYGen Foundation and the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD). It forms part of a larger, EU-funded project (INSPIRED+) that supports local actors in nine different countries in identifying, analysing and monitoring those domestic issues that hinder the full implementation of the UN and ILO conventions relevant to the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+).

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EQPromoting Women Political Participation in Armenia

Project duration: January- December 2017

We contribute to enhance political representation and participation of women in 2017 local, Yerevan municipality and Parliamentary elections and to promote women’s agenda into wider political discourse in Armenia.

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Improving Small Holder Farming through Agricultural Cooperatives and Value Chain Development in Tavush Marz, Armenia

Project duration: June 2016- July 2018

“OxYGen” Foundation for Protection of Youth and Women Rights currently is implementing “Improving Small Holder Farming through Agricultural Cooperatives and Value Chain Development in Tavush Marz, Armenia” Project Phase 2.  

The Project is financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). 


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Syrian project

Emergency Housing Assistance to Displaced Syrian Armenian Families

The project contributes to the mitigation of the humanitarian situation of the most vulnerable Syrian Armenian families, displaced as a result of Syrian crisis.

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