Istanbul Convention will impose satanist values on Armenia

Summary

As soon as the parliament ratifies the Istanbul Convention, children in our schools and pre-schools will be forced to decide themselves if they are a boy or a girl.

Today, under the guise of protecting women from domestic violence, they are trying to impose on us a document that can negatively affect the younger generation, deprive it of moral guidelines, respect for the national and family values. We can’t allow Satanists and transvestites to impose their own rules and false values ​​on us.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative on the Istanbul Convention. This message is consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the morally corrupt West and threatened traditional values.

The Istanbul Convention (the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) is a treaty of the Council of Europe that opens the path for creating a legal framework at the pan-European level to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence.

The Armenian Ministry of Justice clarifies that the Convention does not threaten Armenia's traditional values. The Convention states that traditions, cultures and religion cannot justify violence against women. In addition, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe issued an opinion that "there are no provisions in that Convention that could be said to 'contradict' the Constitution of Armenia".

Other disinformation cases about the Istanbul Convention are available here. Read similar cases claiming that an influx of 50 000 perverts is expected from abroad and that Istanbul convention is a threat for Armenian traditional family and to the Armenian Army.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 174
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Armenia
  • Keywords: Satanism, Western values, LGBT
  • Outlet: Golos Armenii
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Disproof

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Disproof

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