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Let’s talk about it: Gender Based Violence Training for students


Over twenty students of different universities participated in the seminar on GBV on November 25th - the International Day for Combating Violence Against Women. The training session was organised by ICHD in the framework of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women. Young participants noted that the seminar substantially raised their awareness of gender-based violence, its consequences and means to combat violence. Men who participated in the seminar decided to bear the "White Ribbon" pledge to expose their active standing against violence to their friends and social environment during the activism days. The training session provided a brief overview of GBV followed by two cases of GBV - one Armenian case with tragic lethal outcome and the another case from US. The dynamics of the cases, reasons leading to escalation of violence, as well as responses of law enforcement bodies in this regard have been discussed and analyzed by the participants. At the end of the day participants engaged in a dramatic role-play designed to emphasize various responses of people and police officers to violence.



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

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