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Conference on Participatory European Integration


On 25 March 2011 the Armenian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre in cooperation with the EU Advisory Group to the Republic of Armenia and International Centre for Human Development organised a conference on Participatory European integration.

The conference served as a platform ensuring the participation of civil society in the advancement of the process of Armenia’s European integration in cooperation with the government, the parliament and the European integration state coordination bodies of Armenia.  

Armenia’s European integration involves many actors from public administration and civil society. With the intensification of Armenian-European relations in the current Eastern Partnership framework, the participation of different stakeholders is constantly growing. Civil society is represented in the decision making concerning related reforms at various levels, both on the legislative and executive. The coordination between representative bodies of CSOs, however, still needs to be reinforced to promote better dialogue not only between civil society and relevant state bodies but also among civil society organisations themselves.



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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