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ICHD hosts an Off-the-Record discussion on the impact of conflicts on European Integration in the Region


Countries of the South Caucasus have announced about their commitment to follow the track of European integration. On this track they face various obstacles or benefit from emerging opportunities. Nevertheless, the unresolved conflicts are perhaps the most critical challenge on the road to European integration. Moreover, while the sovereign states in the integration process face the conflict related challenges, the people living in unrecognized or disputed territories are often devoid of perspectives of European Integration.

Twenty seven representatives of the government, civil society institutions and think tanks, private businesses and development partners discussed the aforementioned issues during "European Integration: from Perception to Initiatives" Off-the-Record discussion on 23 April, 2010, organized by ICHD.

ICHD will consolidate the results of the OTR and will issue a Policy Brief. The later will be distributed among ICHD's stakeholders.



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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