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Sharing Experiences, Gaining Insights: Study Visit of Armenian CSO Representatives to Tallinn, Estonia


As a follow-up to two training courses organized by Praxis Center for Policy Studies in Armenia, nine selected trainees representing quite a wide range of Armenian civil society organizations participated in a study visit to Tallinn on December 1-5, 2014. The intensive program addressed both the common and individual needs of respective CSOs, such as civil society development trends and challenges, funding and sustainability, policy advocacy strategies, concrete mechanisms, success stories and lessons learnt. In addition, the specifically tailored program offered individual meetings with relevant Estonian counterparts to each participant, thus facilitating a feasible ground for further cooperation.



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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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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