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ICHD Executive at Istanbul Workshop on Visa Liberalization


ICHD Executive Director participated in the workshop Paving the Road Towards Visa-Free Travel Between the Eastern Partnership Countries and the EU, held in Istanbul, 23-25 September 2010.

The workshop was organized within the visa facilitation project implemented by Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS) Secretariat and Eastern Partnership member countries. EP countries' representatives made presentations of their findings on the topic. Besides, the experience of Western Balkans, lessons from Kosovo, as well as the role of think-tanks in the visa liberation process was introduced and discussed.



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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