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The Role of Civil Society Institutions in Promoting Gender Equality and Combating Gender-based Violence in Armenia and Turkey


ICHD, supported by USAID, organized a round-table discussion on the role of civil society institutions in promoting gender equality and combating gender-based violence in Armenia and Turkey with experts and civil society representatives from Armenia and Turkey. Anahit Tevosyan (psychological support and counselling center Tatev-95) presented the practices of psychological rehabilitation assistance to survivors of GBV in Armenia. Yurdum Hasgul Cagatay (Association of South-Eastern Business Women of Turkey) talked about the equal economic rights of women and gender-based challenges of women entrepreneurs in Turkey. Participants compared practices and experiences and brainstormed on prospects of cooperation.



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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The publication is available only in Armenian.