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ICHD Team Participates in Bridging the Divide Conference


ICHD's Executive Director Mr. Tevan Poghosyan and Senior Associate Dr. Ashot Khurshudyan, participated in Bridging the Divide's (BTD) First Regional Conference for the Middle East and Caucasus on May 17 and 18, 2010 in Zahle, Lebanon.

The conference provided an opportunity for organizations from Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon to discuss their efforts in promoting public policy on peace and justice in their home countries. During the meeting, BTD unveiled it's plan to create a website that will display partner organizations and allow them to receive monetary donations and exchange ideas with users. One of BTD's main goals for the conference was the creation of a mutually agreed-upon mandate that would be used to connect U.S. citizens and BTD's partner organizations in advocating peaceful policies.



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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