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Opening the doors of policy-making: South Caucasus and Central Asia


ICHD Executive director and PASOS board member Tevan Poghosyan, ICHD representatives Ashot Khurshudyan, training co-trainer and Christina Sargsyan, expert ,participated in “Opening the Doors of Policy-Making in the South Caucasus and Central Asia” training session followed by regional networking conference, which took place on 2-5 June, 2011 in Istanbul. The training was a part of the two-year long project “Opening the doors of policy-making: South Caucasus and Central Asia”. The event included training on research methodology, data management and strategy, think-tank administration, and how to create and implement a business plan for an NGO. The project seeks to empower civil society organizations and to enhance public participation in public policy development. It aims to strengthen CSOs, foster regional networking, and promote sustained dialogue with policymakers. The initiative is supported by a grant from The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).



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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