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Orientation Meeting at Counterpart


ICHD experts and assessment team participated in a one-day orientation meeting on administering focus group and interview questionnaires prepared by Counterpart International's CSLGS Program on May 26 in Vedi and on June 6 in Yerevan.ICHD supported by Counterpart International is conducting local government institutional assessment in 41 partner communities in June 2011. Counterpart International is a main implementer of USAID’s four-year civil society and local government project with the main objective to increase the level of informed and organized civic activism at the local and national levels, along with more participatory, decentralized, efficient and accountable local governance that leads to a more democratic society. Counterpart’s methodology includes grant and funding programs in combination with various capacity building and technical assistance activities, which support the development of long term capacity and financial sustainability of Armenian local government and civil society organizations as well as building bridges for mutual dialogue and initiatives.



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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