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ICHD's 6th Annual Conference on European Integration


The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the support of the EU Delegation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation organised the International Conference “European Perspectives in the Context of Eastern Partnership and the Process of Negotiation of Associated Agreement” in Yerevan on November 26-27, 2010.

The Conference was aimed at increasing the role of civil society and think tanks in decision making in Armenia. This was the sixth annual international conference on European Integration organized by ICHD in cooperation with development partners in Europe and worldwide. The annual conferences have become a genuine forum for consolidating Armenia’s progress towards integration of the country with the European Union.

The Secretary of the National Security Council of Armenia Mr. Arthur Baghdasaryan and Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia H.E. Mr. Raul de Luzenberger made opening speeches at the Conference. H.E. Mr. Göran Lennmarker Former Special Representative of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly former president (2006), Chairman of the Governing Board of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) made key note address. The Conference wrapped up H.E Mr. Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. The Conference brought together representatives from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Dania, Turkey, Sweden. Key European institutions, such as the EU, OSCE, CoE and NATO were represented as well.



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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