Public Opinion is Clear: Urgent Legislation Required to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation! Read the story


Hope & Help (H&H) is a non-governmental organisation established by a group of enthusiastic physicians and psychologists in 1998. The Board members of the H&H are proficient physicians, psychologists, teachers, and sociologists. The H&H is a registered public and non-profit charity organisation which acts thanks to voluntary participation of its members and associates.H&H NGO has branches in Lori marz (Vanadzor), Tavush marz (Noyemberyan) and representative in c. Gyumri. Its Mission is to promote improvement and protection of health of the population through the implementation of healthcare and social programs.

Hope and Help

Contact: Mrs. Nora Mnatsakanyan
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Armenian women and children are trafficked for sexual purposes within the country’s borders as well as in United Arab Emirates and Turkey; they are also vulnerable to be forced to beg domestically. Within the country, children are vulnerable to labor trafficking including agriculture, construction and service provision.

In 2013, Armenia raised the legal age of marriage for both boys and girls from 17 to 18 years. Despite this, in 2016 7% of women between the ages 20-24 had been married before their 18th birthday.

Between 2010 and 2014, the Office of the Prosecutor General cites nine convictions for the trafficking of children for the purpose of prostitution in Armenia. Additional statistics register 61 cases of sexual crimes against girls and 3 against boys in 2014.


ECPAT International
Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Year: 2014

News from Armenia


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritorial jurisdiction is provided in Armenian legislation and requires double criminality. A limited passive extraterritorial jurisdiction applies to foreigners and stateless persons not permanently residing in Armenia under concitions, however SEC-related offences are excluded.

Extraditable offences are those considered punishable in both Armenia and the requesting State by imprisonment for at least one year. Extradition for the execution of a sentence is granted if those actions are also punishable in Armenia and the person was sentenced to at least six months of prison. There is no specific provision on the extradition of SEC-related offences but most SEC-related offences meet the principle of severity of the punishment.

Criminal Code Code of Criminal Procedure Constitution, 2003, 1998, 2015

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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