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Social Cohesion in Armenia: Where Are We Heading?


Social cohesion is becoming a globally acknowledged prerequisite for a just and peaceful society. Recently research in social cohesion has become a priority theme in Armenia as well. To present the findings of a recent survey on the level of social cohesion in the Armenian society and to initiate public discussions about the issue, on November 5 ICHD, with the support of UNDP, organized a Town Hall Meeting in Goris. The public discussion focused on probable and preferable models of social cohesion in Armenia. More than 100 citizens from the town and nearby villages attended the THM. The results of the public discussion will be analyzed and presented to all the interested stakeholders.



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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