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SCDN Meeting in Brussels


On July 7 ICHD expert Ashot Khurshudyan participated in the Civil Society Dialogue Network (SCDN) meeting "The Role of the EU in the Conflict Regions in the South Caucasus" in Brussels. The 50 participants were representatives of civil society organizations from the South Caucasus and Europe, international organizations and policy-makers . The objective of the meeting was to present and discuss EU policy and actions in the South Caucasus, with a focus on conflicts and peace building matters, foster debate about and gather civil society input into EU strategy on conflict prevention and peacebuliding in the South Caucasus.



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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