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New Mechanism for the Solution of the Old Problem


The prevention of the gender based violence in Armenia needs consistent work by the civil society representatives and policy makers. The actions implemented in this area aim at eliminating the GBV and raising public awareness on GBV and its prevention in the country.

The Armenian Government with the resolution of the Prime Minister of Armenia on 30 March 2010 created an Interagency Commission, aimed at raising effectiveness of actions implemented to prevent GBV, information collection as well as for drafting the National Programme on Combating Gender Based Violence. ICHD will be represented in the Commission by its expert in this area.

ICHD has an extensive experience in combating GBV. Since September 2008 the Center leads a Consortium of civil society institutions striving to develop an environment conducive for the elimination of gender-based violence in Armenia and to implement the country’s commitments in this area.



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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