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Steering Committee Meeting


On the 13th of September, 2013 International Center for Human Development held a Steering Committee Meeting in order to officially present the skills-based labour force ULISSES Platform to the stakeholders in government, private sector and civil society. This key product has been developed by ICHD in the framework of “Strengthening Evidence-Based Management of Labour Migration in Armenia” project.

The Platform enables effective matching of labour demand in EU member-states and labour supply in Armenia via facilitating credible information exchange between key actors in labour markets and substantially reducing transaction costs and ensuring confidence towards CLM process among private businesses, public institutions and societies at large.The services of the Platform are offered to job-seekers and companies free of charge (no additional services fees are charged for using the platform).


Only intermediary institutions can subscribe and thus, explicitly use the services offered by the Platform, while the job-seekers interested in placing their profiles and exposing themselves to EU-based employers should approach an intermediary private or public company. Such approach will particularly ensure that the information available on the Platform is reliable and the overall interaction is facilitated consistently. The ULISSES Platform enables to create profiles of job-seekers including their personal data and contacts, qualification, professional experiences, as well as provides with on-line tools to assess their language and general skills and competences.



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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