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ICHD Executive Director Participated in Riga Conference 2010


ICHD Executive Director participated in "Riga Conference 2010" on September 10-11, 2010.

The issues of the economic impact on Transatlantic Security challenges, the prospects for economic development in the Baltic Sea region after returning economic and financial stability, challenges in the energy sector and the transformation of NATO were raised during the first day of the Conference. The second day was devoted to questioning the common strategy towards Europe's contested neighborhood, asking whether a reset policy towards Russia has succeeded and deciding the best exit strategy by the allies for Afghanistan.

For the five years, this annual conference has been organized by the Latvian transatlantic Organization, the Ministry of Defense of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.



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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