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You are not alone: the violence cannot be tolerated


The most recent researches prove that only 46% of the victims of gender-based violence (GBV) tell about the violence to their doctors. Moreover they report the case of violence only if the doctors ask.

Health professionals and police officers play a key role in screening for and treating the consequences of GBV. Female health workers as well as police officers both as professionals and as members of their families may themselves experience GBV. The medical observation and screening results can be used in the court as a proof of GBV. That is why training professionals in these sectors in identifying, treating and responding effectively to GBV is so essential. These professionals are on the frontier of dealing with the victims of GBV.

Over 340 representatives of public service institutions, including police officers, health professionals, municipal servants and local authorities, from all regions of Armenia and Yerevan participated in fifteen two-day trainings on Gender and GBV issues organized and conducted by ICHD. During these trainings professionals improved their knowledge and skills on gender-based violence. They participated in various role plays, watched films and discussed sector-specific case studies on GBV.



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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