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GTG 4th Meeting


ICHD representative Astghik Injeyan participated in Gender Theme Group 4th meeting followed by Gender Mainstreaming Training, on 25-27 May 2011, in Tsakhkadzor. The training was supported by UNFPA, OSCE, ADB and British Council. The purpose of the Gender Theme Group is to promote and support the mainstreaming of gender as a crosscutting issue in development agenda of Armenia, development partners’ activities and joint programming, to track gender equality throughout assistance frameworks to promote a deeper understanding and commitment to gender-responsive development programming, to advocate for creating enabling environment, as well as to create a venue for regular sharing of information, experience and tools and experience on implementing gender equality.



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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