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ICHD Representative in the First Meeting of the Interagency Commission on Combating GBV in Armenia


The first meeting of the Interagency Commission on Combating Gender Based Violence in Armenia was held in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs on 12 May, 2010. The session was chaired by Mr. Filaret Berikyan, the Deputy head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. Included in the commission were representatives from state bodies, international organizations and civil society institutes. The commission decided to create two working groups: a working group for organizational issues, which will elaborate on the Statute of the Commission and a working group on projects, which will work to elaborate on the National Program of 2011-2012 for eliminating gender based violence in Armenia.



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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