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CoP meeting in Ararat


Since May 2015, the International Center for Human Development partnership with the Stichting Save the Children Nederland (STC Netherlands), Armavir Development Centre (ADC), Martuni Women’s Community Council (MWCC) and Save the Children (STC) International has been implementing the project “Combating Gender-Biased Sex Selection in Armenia” funded by the European Commission. In the framework of the project ICHD organized a kick-off meeting of the Ararat Community of Practice (CoP), which took place on August 10. It was attended by the representatives of  local authorities, Standing Committee on Gender Issues of the Ararat Regional Administration, media, civil society organizations, social workers, and Armenian Apostolic Church. They discussed the actions and activities of the project, and learnt of details of the CoP objectives and tasks. Similar meetings will be held in all the regions of Armenia and in Yerevan. 



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