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International Expert Meeting in Yerevan


ICHD and the UNFPA Armenia country office organized an international expert meeting in Yerevan on October 19-21.This year, UNFPA, national governments and development partners are marking the 17th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) by taking stock of how much has been accomplished and how much more is left to do. The “7 Billion: Balance, Rights and Equity” expert meeting in Yerevan was part of a major review process of the ICPD agenda on its upcoming 20th anniversary.

The aim of the meeting was to help identify gaps and challenges, consolidate lessons learned over the last years, and come up with practical recommendations for accelerating progress in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Fertility, migration, ageing and mortality have been identified as the most prevalent trends shaping the future demographics of Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the experts shared expertise on each of the issues and made relevant recommendations to address the challenges in the mentioned regions.



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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