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Educational Bridges with Armenian Regions


In cooperation with Armenian Atlantic Association, ICHD organized a videoconference which took place in Gavar State University with Mr. Theodossis Georgiou, President of the Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation and with the Association’s interns, on 24th June 2011. The videoconference was attended by Ms. Despina-Ino Afentouli, Information Officer for Greece in NATO Public Diplomacy Division. Over 40 students from Gavar State University participated in the videoconference and had questions and answers sessions with their peers from Greek Atlantic Association. On the Armenian side, question topics included the relationship between Armenia and the NATO, the role of women in security, the probability of future Armenia-NATO partnership and the benefits of such inclusion, NATO peacekeeping operations. On the Greek side, questions concerned the Armenian public opinion regarding NATO, etc. Students as well as the featured guests responded to questions and a lively discussion was held. The open, transparent and equal exchange of opinions during the video bridge allowed the participants to have rather objective and deep approach regarding the NATO and its mission in Armenia avoiding the subjective stereotypes based opinions.



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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