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Future Generation and Future Challenges: Global Security and Climate Change


One of the vital directions in ICHD’s activities is to promote better understanding within Armenia about NATO’s mission and activities in the changing international environment. In cooperation with Armenian Atlantic Association (AAA) ICHD implements various projects aimed at raising awareness among especially young people on NATO, its role in the region and worldwide at large.

Fifty young representatives, as well as a number of experts from Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine participated in the regional seminar “South Caucasus Youth Forum: New Strategic Concept of the Alliance – Do we have a Stake?”. The seminar was organized by the AAA and ICHD with the assistance of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee (DNAK) on February 4-5, 2010 in Yerevan, Armenia. The first day of the seminar was devoted to the New Strategic Concept of NATO and the tendencies of NATO’s relations towards the South Caucasus region. Several issues on the environment and their relation to security concepts were also discussed. For this purpose a number of Armenian and foreign experts and officials were invited to have presentations on both topics. During the first day participants also had an excursion to the Information Center of NATO in Yerevan.

The second day was devoted mainly to environmental issues. It contained a Simulation Game on the basis of Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, where young participants tried to solve the issues of climate change and environmental pollution in general, while acting roles of heads of states and different ministers. Thus, the participants not only got theoretical skills and knowledge, but also had chance for their implementation in practice. At the end of the day the protocols “Protocol on Carbon Emission Reduction” and “Protocol on Global Environmental Fund” have been signed by the participants of the seminar.



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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