Armenia is a landlocked Eurasian country of almost 3 million people, sharing borders with Turkey, Iran, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. In the 4th century, Armenia became the first country to formally adopt Christianity, and today over 90 percent of the population identifies with the Armenian Apostolic Church. Women have played key roles in Armenian history; “Mother Armenia,” a statue symbolizing the Armenian people, occupies a place of honor in the capital city of Yerevan.

The World Economic Forum rated Armenia relatively low in gender equality in 2009. On a scale from 0 (inequality) to 1 (perfect equality) Armenia got an overall score of 0.662 (90th of 134 countries). Armenia ranked 29th on educational attainment (0.999) and 56th on economic participation (0.671), but 123rd on political empowerment (0.044) ...

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