By Marine Fidanyan

All the phases of the development of humankind have been accompanied by and reached nowadays with help of different types of art: rock carvings, oral folklore, songs, dances, ceramics...

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By Gayane Tonikyan

After the post-electoral crisis in March, 2008 President Serj Sargsyan came up with the idea of forming a Public Chamber - an all-inclusive, representative council where all voices from the public will get a chance to be expressed. The suggestion has been welcome by some and heavily criticized by others. To get a snapshot of this diversity of opinions ICHD held a Town Hall Meeting in Yerevan, where about 120 participants - NGO representatives - discussed the possible scenarios of the Chamber formation outcomes, namely "Status Quo", when the society in large is not being represented, "Imitation", when the Chamber fails to carry out its major functions and turns instead into another bureaucratic agency and "The Voice of the Many", when the institution turns into a real forum for expression of various social perspectives.

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By Areg Bagdasarian

Ever since the cease-fire of 1994, Nagorno-Karabakh has found itself no longer at war, but also continuing on without a lasting political peace settlement. Since 1994, the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, the United States and France, have worked with the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh to try to find a lasting peace solution that will lead to broader peace in the region and possible international recognition for NKR.

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By Areg Bagdasarian

After  the fall of the Soviet Union, Armenia has retained strong ties with  Russia, while at the same time finding areas of political, economic and  social cooperation with Europe. These relations between the European  Union and Armenia are governed through the framework of the EU-Armenia  Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed in 1996 and implemented  in 1999. With the continued enlargement of the European Union, the EU  launched the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument which Armenia  became a part of in 2004. Specifically, the Armenian government finally  adopted ENPI on November 14, 2006...

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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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