• Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE)

    <p> 24D, Baghramyan Ave., <p> room 609 Yerevan, Armenia 0019

    (+374 10) 523604

    (+374 10) 523604


    Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) is a non governmental organization (NGO) and a national network of focal points working for sustainable development, protection of human health and environment and poverty reduction in close partnership with international environmental and health networks such as Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), Global Anti-Incineration Alliance (GAIA), Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) and Health Environment Alliance (HEAL). The AWHHE NGO was founded in 1999. The mission of AWHHE is to explore the issue of environment pollution in Armenia, to advocate the human right to live in healthy environment, to promote the decrease of the risks of environmental harmful impacts, including climate change, on human health, as well to promote healthy lifestyle focusing especially on children and women. Particularly the concern for health and safety of children and future generation is an important motivation for women to become catalysts of a change. AWHHE promotes the solution of the problems related to health and environment through education and information campaigns on awareness-raising about the environmental health threats and social injustice related to the environmental pollution; provides independent monitoring and investigations on water supply management and other related issues; lobbies the decision-makers to make sound solutions; contributes to capacity building of rural communities; strengthens the participation of women in decision making at local and national levels; promotes the implementation of Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Armenia; publishes popular-scientific articles; creates information materials, organizes and participates in international and national conferences and forums. AWHHE works towards 3 long-term goals to reach the overarching goal, i.e. to contribute to the implementation of Millennium Development Goals 1, 3, 7 aimed at promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development in rural areas.