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Economic and business drive for Armenian-Turkish rapprochement


ICHD’s Vahan Asatryan participated in the Discussion of Turkish-Armenian Relations in Kars on 2-4 November, 2010. The discussion has been organized by The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF). ICHD representative presented the economic perspectives of cross-border cooperation between Armenia and Turkey. He specified that significant opportunities for the development of Kars region are lost as a result of the current state of affairs between Armenia and Turkey. Cooperation with Armenia will become particularly substantial for Eastern Turkey in the areas of energy, cross-border trade and agriculture, mentioned the speaker. Deepening economic and infrastructure cooperation and enhancing existing business partnerships under unfavorable conditions could become critical drive for moving rapprochement agenda ahead in Turkey, he concluded.



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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