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Discussing the methodology for national strategy on decentralization


In the framework of the project "Supporting the Consolidation of Comprehensive policies on decentralization and Local Self-Government System in Armenia", ICHD supported by Counterpart International promotes effective participatory process and consolidation of technical drafting of the comprehensive national decentralization strategy document through providing technical inputs on common and shared sections of the draft document; facilitating discussions with the key stakeholders related to the critical aspects of the strategy developed by partners and consolidating joint draft document through final editing of various sections.

On June 7, ICHD team contributed in the workshop organized by Counterpart International on elaboration of the methodology of the draft strategy. Participants discussed the methodology of drafting the strategy document and mechanisms of streamlining the work of partners and coordinating with stakeholders in government, local communities and civil society. During the meeting the partners agreed to establish an Expert Group for drafting the document, as well as agreed to meet on weekly basis.



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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