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Supporting civil society organizations in Armenia


ICHD representatives Astghik Injeyan and Monika Sargsyan participated in a two-day conference "Supporting civil society organizations in Armenia" on 14, 15 April 2011 in Yerevan. The conference was organized by the OSCE Office in Yerevan and the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) with financial support from the National Endowment for Democracy. With some fifty representatives from Armenian and European civil society groups, the conference strived to facilitate a constructive exchange of views, best practices and lessons learned from Central and Eastern Europe. In three separate panels the participants discussed strengthening democratic institutions through civic participation and free media; a case study of civil society involvement in environmental protection; and strengthening good governance by increasing government transparency and combating corruption.



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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