Since the adoption of a new Constitution in 2015 and the new electoral code in 2016, the quota for women’s representation in elected bodies has been raised to 25 per cent from 20 per cent.
Armenia adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2019. The NAP was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the goal to be implemented for the 2019-2021 period.
Armenia gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The country has been in an ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan since 1988 over the long-standing dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.