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Support to Victims of Gender-based Violence and Vulnerable Groups


Thirty-nine women exposed to the risk of gender-based violence have received a special training in the framework of the UNFPA/Armenia funded project implemented by the ICHD led Consortium against Gender-based Violence in Armenia in late September. The training facilitated by Tatev-95 NGO provided relevant knowledge to potential victims of violence and equipped them with skills to prevent gender-based violence at home, in the work place and in society at large. The training also enabled the consortium partners to learn about the practical concerns and needs of the at-risk-groups. The participants underlined the lack of legal mechanism to protect women's rights, to prevent violence and to support victims of violence. They have also emphasized the important role that police should play in preventing and prosecuting the violence , as well as the serious gaps in this area.

After the training 17 women - victims of gender-based violence requested Tatev-95 to provide further psychological assistance. Several victims have been referred to ICHD's partner by other hospitals, health centers and NGOs. In late September 2010, Tatev 95, under overall supervision of ICHD and UNFPA/Armenia developed a 2-days module for training of specialists delivering psychological assistance to the victims of gender based violence. In early October Tatev 95 delivers training to psychologists in this area.



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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