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Facilitating the Participation of Youth Groups in Monitoring Parliamentary Elections


On March 29 ICHD started the implementation of the project "Facilitating the Participation of Youth Groups in Monitoring Parliamentary Elections" , which is supported by the OSCE  office in Yerevan. The goal of the project is to increase  the level of youth participation in the election processes and allow the participants  to act as independent observers during the elections. Two-day training was offered to about 50 participants from Lori, Shirak, Tavush, Aragatsotn and Kotayk regions. The training covered topics such as the RA Electoral Code, international standards of fair and transparent elections and the roles and responsibilities of  election observers. A simulation was used to highlight the most common electoral frauds and to recommend solutions. The project will continue till June 30.  



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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