Initiatives

INITIATIVES

Initiative to Document and Research Financial, Personal and Property Losses of the Armenian Population of Artsakh during the 2020 Artsakh War.  

The Initiative is a detailed collection of empirical data on the displaced and affected population of Artsakh. The project began in December 2020 in partnership with Armenia’s Association of Social Workers, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Housing and Social Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh and the Offices of Armenia’s and Artsakh’s Human Rights Ombudsman. The data is information on the medical, psychological and financial impact of the Artsakh War of 2020 on the population of Artsakhtsis living in and outside of Artsakh.

The purpose of the data collection is  to assist the Governments of Artsakh and Armenia and international humanitarian agencies, to learn the exact impact of the devastation in Artsakh in order to assist the impacted families. Information collected will be utilized in three ways:

  •  To establish a knowledge base to assess the need and to provide assistance to socio-economic rights to those affected families;
  • To establish the legal framework for restitution of Armenians who suffered financial and personal loss during the 2020 Artsakh War; and
  •  To utilize the information collected to contribute to prevention of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in the future.

The Office of the Human Rights Defender contributed to the Initiative by assisting in creation of the thorough questionnaire to collect the data and advised the project from its infancy. The Initiative is implemented in collaboration with the Association of Armenian Social Workers (AASW) and is close to completion.

Interested organizations who can utilize the data in their planning and programming to benefit Artsakh must submit an application to gain access to this information.

Application for Access to Census Data
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Artsakh Refugees Humanitarian Project

The Foundation continues to assist the displaced families that fled hostilities in Artsakh and lost their homes during the occupation by Azerbaijani forces by provided the most urgent humanitarian relief.

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Past Initiatives:

Prior to the creation of the Foundation, with the support of her growing fanbase and her trusted community partners, over the last decade Mrs. Astvatsaturian Turcotte spearheaded dozens of humanitarian, development, cultural, environmental and educational projects worldwide to support the community and to benefit the vulnerable population in Armenia and Artsakh Republic.  These include but are not limited to the following:

Pre-War:

  • Renovation of 7 school bathrooms with Paros Foundation in Khndzoresk, Armenia
  • Planting a forest with Armenia Tree Project in Talin, Armenia
  • Supporting the Artsakh Ballet College with 300 ballet costumes, clothing and hundreds of dance shoes.
  • Supporting women’s group initiatives across Armenia
  • Provide medical eye care screenings, surgeries and eyewear to two villages in Syunik region of Armenia
  • Bath/kitchen portable unit for Artsakh border post with Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund (AWHF)
  • Hundreds of military grade medical kits for Artsakh border posts with AWHF
  • Solar power banks for Artsakh border posts with AWHF
  • Organizing, collecting and sending handknit items to children of the rural population of Artsakh
  • Financial assistance to Baku Armenian refugee families residing in Artsakh and in Armenia
  • Art supplies, play costumes to Artsakh children in Shushi Kindergarten
  • Armath Laboratory with 3D printers, computers, furniture and software for Stepanakert School #8
  • Building 2 bomb shelters for civilians in Tavush Province, Armenia with Pahapan Foundation

During and Post Artsakh War:

  • Medical and humanitarian supplies to Artsakh and Armenia through AWHF.
  • Financial assistance to 200 Artsakh refugee families
  • Christmas gifts to 1500 Artsakh refugee children