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Off-the-Record Discussion at the ICHD on the Multilingual Secondary Education


The initiative of the Government to amend the laws "On the Language'' and "On the Secondary Education" has been extensively discussed by civil society and became a hot issue on public agenda. Various opinions and arguments have been voiced on this initiative. ICHD invited the Off-the-Record discussion trying to consolidate the policy alternatives on this matter.

Twenty four representatives of the government, civil society institutions and think tanks, private businesses and development partners had an Off-the-Record discussion on the "Challenges and Possibilities of Multilingual Secondary Education" at ICHD on 11 May, 2010. ICHD will consolidate the results of the discussion and will issue a Policy Brief.



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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