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ICHD Representative at OSCE Summit in Astana


As a part of the delegation of Armenian Civil Society representatives, ICHD representative participated in sideline events of the OSCE Summit – Review Conference “Transparency of civic society institutions and increase of trust of beneficiaries and population” and Parallel OSCE Civil Society Conference in Astana from 27-3 December, 2010.

During the Parallel OSCE Civil Society Conference issues on Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution, ceasefire violation, intolerance among OSCE member countries, particularly war rhetoric of Azerbaijan’s government were discussed. OSCE Review Conference mainly emphasized the issues of human rights’ defense and criticism to countries violating those values. ICHD representative condemned discrimination against other nations as well as intolerance and war rhetoric and threats, since such actions fuel the war and harm fragile stability in the region and conflict resolution process.



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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