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Young Leaders in Support for Democracy Promotion Process: Shifting Engagement from Theory to Practice



International Center of Human Development (ICHD), one of the leading think-tanks in Armenia and is a part of the project “Youth participation in local democracy: shifting the engagement from theory into practice” supported by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund, organized international conference “Young Leaders in Support for Democracy Promotion Process: shifting the engagement from theory into practice” which was held in Yerevan, Armenia on November 6-8, 2012.

The conference  brought together representatives of various interested organizations from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, Eastern Europe and other countries, as well as state authorities from state institutions and representatives from foreign missions. The major focus of the conference is the discussion and simulation of the youth-state cooperation.

The objective of the Conference was to discuss: 

  • Dialogue, mutual respect and harmonization of democracy and human rights values under the framework of youth and state cooperation as basis for harmonic development and state-building in general.
  • Possible ways to overcome obstacles through free and open exchange of information on the level of states and professional expertise collaboration.
  • Priority areas for youth and state cooperation in EaP regions. 




Conducting Qualitative Research on Domestic Violence in Armenia (CQRDVA)

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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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