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ICHD sending an OSCE/ODIHR Short Term Observer at the parliamentary elections in Moldova


An ICHD staff participated in the OSCE/ODHIR Election Observation Mission (EOM) as a Short Term Observer (STO) to observe the early parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova on 28 November 2010. These were the third parliamentary elections in Moldova in less than two years, since the parliaments elected in April and July 2009 were unable to elect a president of the Republic and were dissolved. The OSCE/ODHIR preliminary statement on the elections is available at The final statement will be issued in about eight weeks from the election day.



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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