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by Ashot Safaryan
Armenian ombudsman's advisor on women rights, Anna Safaryan, made a statement on sexual harassment by the policeman against the female activist during the protest action against the elite high-rise construction at Komitas 5, on 24 August
She said that the policeman holding from back and kissing the neck of a woman amid a police action is obviously harassing the woman, which has legal implications. "We demand an appropriate investigation of such an outrageous incident and expect responsibility for an immoral and criminal act. Any sexual harassment of women is to be condemned severely, and employing any pervert policeman is inadmissible," - she said.
"Today in Armenia sexual harassment to women at their job place is a problem. We can often see invitation to job for women where there are requirements having nothing in common with their professional skills, in particular, their age and appearance. Sometimes an employer requires sexual and other services. The Ombudsman's office will provide urgent assistance to women who underwent sexual violence at their job place, in the street or anywhere and accompany them all through the legal process", - she said.