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International Day of Democracy


On September 15, 2010 ICHD within the scope of Euroforum east west network organized an interactive training dedicated to the International Day of Democracy. According to the UN General Assembly’s decision of 2007, 15 September of each year is observed as the International Day of Democracy. With this purpose, ICHD invited a group of young and promising individuals to debate through intellectual discussions on the principles of democracy. The participants defined a perfect leader by drawing an ideal image of a leader who is able to guide the others. Through simulation games, the participants personalized well-known politicians in Armenia by trying to represent their real and ideal image. The event included a short film watching called “Democracy through the eyes of a child”, which voiced different opinions on the current democracy level in Armenia. At the end of the event the participants wrote a ‘letter from future’ as if from 2020 by making predictions on how Armenia will look from the democratic point of view. The young people expressed hope that by 2020 media will be freer and more open, the judicial system will be improved and less corrupted, and that Armenian NGOs will evolve more active participation due to more favourable conditions as provided by the government.




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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