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ICHD Celebrated its 10th Anniversary


On the eve of the Day of the Republic the International Center for Human Development celebrated its 10th anniversary with hundreds of its partners on May 27, 2010.

In his welcome speech the ICHD Executive Director mentioned: “For a decade we have been doing just that, generating ideas. The fruits of our labor are present in the laws and normative acts, in the international and domestic analytical works, in policy papers in a variety of areas, in the state and local budgets, and in the media coverage. As a rule, we are not seen but we do frequently enjoy a triumph of a particular idea.”

Forty partners of the Center have received awards and certificates for productive cooperation. The book consolidating the decade long work of the Center has been presented to the guests of the event.



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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