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Training for national machinery institutions on GBV


Over 250 professional staff of national machinery institutions and supporting bodies on gender-based violence in all regions of Armenia participated in training courses organized by ICHD in the framework of the UNFPA supported Combating Gender-Based Violence in Armenia project by mid-October 2010. Gender focal points in regional administrations and local self-governance bodies (LSGs), staff of women’s rights units and Public Advisory Committees on GBV in regional administrations participated in the training. The training was a part of the efforts by the ICHD led Consortium of local NGOs, particularly aiming at building the capacity at both national and local levels for protecting and enforcing the rights of women and building reporting mechanisms. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, as well as the offices of regional governors have supported the training through mobilizing the focal points and their partners both in regional and municipal administrations.




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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