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ICHD Executive moderates the Black Sea Young Reformers Conference


ICHD moderated the Conference of "Agents of Reform in the Black Sea Region: National Agendas and International Assistance" in Batumi, Georgia on 31 March – 3 April 2011. The second Black Sea Young Reformers Fellowship in 2011 was organised by Institute for Regional and International Studies, Center for applied policy Research , Black Sea Trust , Robert Bosch Stiftung, with the support of the State Ministry of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. The Fellowship has been working since April 2010 which was aimed to be a forum for Young Reformers representing the Black Sea region, to express their concerns about the Black Sea and suggest solutions to each other and to the European Union policy-makers. ICHD Executive is a member of the Fellows Network since its creation.



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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