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Euroforum Berlin 2011


Six young Armenians represented ICHD in Euroforum Berlin on February 25-March 06, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. This was the seventh encounter of Euroforum East/West Network supported by EU Youth in Action Program. The aim of Euroforum Berlin 2011 was to bring young people from different backgrounds together and to increase their awareness in the decision making process, as well as let participants analyze the role of non-state actors and the public participation in the decision-making process.

Euroforum Berlin brought together 40 young people representing 8 NGOs and countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, France, Spain, Germany and Poland. Besides the debates on European integration issues Euroforum Berlin covered three workshops; one on simulation game aimed at passing the method of simulation games to participants and enabling them to implement this method in their countries. The second one was the workshop on issue campaigning engaging young activists in the community issues. This workshop was aimed at providing participants with knowledge and skills on identifying an issue at local level and communicating about it involving various actors in the issue resolving process. The third workshop was focused on online journalism aimed at integration of new authors in wEast magazine and training the participants through interactive workshops and meetings with journalists. The Participants had a study tour in Bundestag where they had a question and answer session with Ms. Viola von Cramon, Member of German Bundestag from Green party. Series of meetings were organized with the representatives from German Civil Society, EU institutions and journalists.



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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