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Preliminary findings on public perception of Armenia-NATO relations presented at the NATO Conference


ICHD's Vahan Asatryan presented the preliminary findings of the analysis conducted by the Center based on the results of 10 Town Hall Meeting (THM) discussions in Yerevan and nine regions of Armenia with young women and men at the NATO/EAPC Seminar "Improving Public Perceptions on NATO Operations and Security/Defense Sector reform " in Ani Plaza Hotel on 16 June. The findings revealed various aspects of young Armenians' perceptions on Armenia-NATO cooperation perspectives. The analysis will be consolidated into a 60 pages full report by the end of June 2010.



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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