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International Conference "Eastern Partnership: National & European Dynamics"


The International Conference “Eastern Partnership: National & European Dynamics” was held in Yerevan on November 10-11. The conference was organized by the International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the support of the EU Delegation, Mosaic Institute and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. It aimed at increasing the role of civil society and think tanks in decision making in Armenia. This was the seventh annual international conference on European Integration organized by ICHD in cooperation with development partners in Europe and worldwide. The annual conferences became a genuine forum for consolidating Armenia’s progress towards integration of the country with the European Union. The ցonference brought together representatives from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Dania, Turkey, Sweden. Key European institutions, such as the EU, OSCE and CoE were represented as well to engage in an open exchange of ideas and opinions with local and regional decision makers. The conference opened by welcome speeches and keynote addresses by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Eduard Nalbandyan, Minister of Finances Tigran Davtyan, Minister of Justice Hrayr Tovmasyan, Acting Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia Onna SImons , Team Leader of the EU Advisory Group to Armenia Mr. Antti Hartikainen, and the ODIHR first deputy director Douglas Wake. The closing speeches were delivered by RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, and Euronest Co-Chairman Kristian Vigenin.



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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