PROJECTS // 

Technical Support, Administrative and Financial Services for the Preparation of the National Child Labour Survey Report in Armenia

2015 - 2017

ICHD and RA NSS with the financial support of the ILO implement the Project for supporting of the development of information collection, research capacity, and monitoring systems related to child labour “to provide Armenia with a tool for understanding the incidence and root causes of child labour and for planning action and measuring progress in programme intervention”.

The action aims at improving information on working children, child labour, and child labour in hazardous work in each target country or sector through data collection and in-depth analysis. The specific objectives of the action are:

(i) Assess the extent, characteristics, causes and consequences of the involvement of children aged 5-17 in working activities (economic and non-economic).

(ii) Operationalize legal definitions of child labour and hazardous work into statistical indicators.

(iii) Determine the prevalence of children’s employment, child labour, hazardous work, unpaid household services and hazardous unpaid household services by sex, age-group, area of residence (urban/rural) and geographical desegregation of the survey (districts, departments, etc.).

(iv) Assess the involvement of children aged 5-17 in one or more activities simultaneously: employment only; children studying only; children combining school and employment and; children neither working nor attending school (by sex, age group, employment status).

(v) Collect information on the interplay between employment, child labour, hazardous work, and education.

 

(vi) Collect information on the following characteristics of children’s work: Industry of employment (by sex, age group); Status in employment (by sex, age group); Occupation and when possible information on the specific goods produced by children (by sex, age group); Weekly hours of work: for children in employment; children in employment only and children combining school and employment (by sex, age group, etc.); Weekly hours of household chores (by sex, age group); Main types of household chores (by sex, age group); Engagement in fetching water and collecting firewood (by sex, age group); Seasonality of economic activities; Children wanting work; Earnings and mode (cash/ in-kind), payment frequency, and how spent; Reasons for child working; Vulnerable child groups (ethnic groups, by regions, etc.); Poverty and child labour; Occupational safety and health issues associated to child labour and hazardous work.

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11.04.2017

Conducting Qualitative Research on Domestic Violence in Armenia (CQRDVA)

Violence against women is one of the worst forms of violation of human rights prevalent all over the world. Women face gender-based violence (GBV) in workplaces, educational institutions, rural and urban communities. They are exposed to GBV irrespective of their ethnic or religious background, social status, economic standing, age, or other condition. The violence is particularly rampant when it occurs at home, a place where women are supposed to be provided with safe family environment.

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17.02.2017

Monitoring of Online Print Media on Sex Selection in Armenia

The current policy brief aimed at analyzing the monitored online print media outlets in cases when they covered the topic of sex selection and articles that were broadly linked to the value of girls and women. The content of web-based media outlets have been scrutinized to identify any statements or reporting that could have had distorted, untruthful or prejudicial elements against women or men. All these aspects were separately analyzed quantified and also handpicked, allowing analyzing the level of stereotypical reporting either as a media intention or as an absence of intention, leading to unobstructed penetration of prejudicial statements widely circulated in the society and back by reinstating the current state of the affairs.

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24.08.2016

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06.03.2017

Monitoring of Online Print Media on Sex Selection in Armenia

The current policy brief aimed at analyzing the monitored online print media outlets in cases when they covered the topic of sex selection and articles that were broadly linked to the value of girls and women. The content of web-based media outlets have been scrutinized to identify any statements or reporting that could have had distorted, untruthful or prejudicial elements against women or men. All these aspects were separately analyzed quantified and also handpicked, allowing analyzing the level of stereotypical reporting either as a media intention or as an absence of intention, leading to unobstructed penetration of prejudicial statements widely circulated in the society and back by reinstating the current state of the affairs. 

The findings that are discussed in the report, show the strong and weak points of media outlets under consideration and suggest policy actions to make sure that unintentional framing at the detriment of any of the social groups does not penetrate the news media and provide opportunities for all stakeholders to deliberate topics of public concern in the most accurate and credible ways possible.