Astghik KARAPETYAN, Armenia
PROJECT: Making Family-Friendly Workplaces Workable

Passionate about advocating for a family-friendly environment, Astghik is a co-founder and president of Point 33 NGO, focused on the protection of women’s labour and reproductive rights.

Astghik is a media specialist with more than 17 years of experience. In the primary years of her professional activity, she mostly covered human rights and corruption, making in-depth and investigative pieces. In September 2017, she became the Editor-in-Chief of She elaborated the rules of ethics for the media outlet, as well as the rules for exercising the right to be forgotten. In 2020, as a journalist and editor, she started cooperation with EVN Report, an independent online magazine.

In recent years, she has been engaged in different international and local programs as a manager, researcher and expert.  As a head of Point 33 NGO, she manages the organisation’s activities – media and advocacy campaigns (new media productions), legal assistance programs.

She graduated from Yerevan State University, receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. Also, she received her second master’s degree from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and a Media Management Mini-MBA Certificate in Riga from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE Riga). Astghik is a European Parliament Sakharov Fellow.

“Through my project, I want to talk about the difficulties of women who combine family, childcare and jobs and the means to solve these difficulties. I hope that one day, women in Armenia will not have the current problems and will not face dilemmas choosing between family and work, proper childcare or sufficient income.” – 

Making Family-Friendly Workplaces Workable

Fellowship Summary: The Fellowship project aims at advocating for reforms to improve employment terms for working women, through research and promotion of good practices from EU Member States.

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Fellowship Programs 2023
Country Armenia
Areas of Interest Advocacy
Topics Gender issues
Human rights
Project duration January - August 2024