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Give peace a chance


ICHD was represented by a group of young Armenians in Youth in Action (YiA) project called “Give peace a chance” on January 15-22 2011, in Kobuleti, Georgia. The project brought together 40 young people from 7 countries, from EU and EECA: Italy, Latvia, Sweden, Spain, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia. The themes of the project covered development of ideas about peace, conflict resolution, cultural exchange, solidarity and tolerance, understanding of diversities. Besides daily sessions participants were divided into international mixed groups and by the end of the project 4 short movies about peace were made. On the international hugging day flash mobs and peaceful demonstration were organized by the participants in Batumi, where local people were also involved.



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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