Armenia may still be considered a patriarchal society defined by traditional standards and where elders are highly regarded. Despite this, Armenia has a progressive streak. This can be seen in Armenia’s civil society groups, organizations, and various conferences. Democracy today, an NGO, held their 7th International Conference in Yerevan, involving women as an important part of peace-building and peace negotiations. The conference focused on the many positive reasons for having women involved in conflict resolutions and peace settlements. The environment was supportive and encouraged women, but this did not mean the attendees shied away from being critical of the panelists. For example, one of the women made a statement that seemed simple on the surface of things but that could have far-reaching implications. She raised the concern about women who preach for peace and peace negotiations but in turn work for military organizations, such as NATO, which, she argued, was a patriarchal organization. These sorts of questions are significant because they further develop dialogue and ideas about women’s involvement at the peace table.