by: James Bosbotinis & Irina Ghaplanyan

The East-West crossroads of the Trans-Caucasus, once the aorta of the Silk Road, are currently constrained by unresolved regional conflicts. The unrecognised political status of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh undermine the stability of the region.

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by Dr. Ashot Khurshudyan

Interestingly the official process of rationalization in the secondary education was reportedly renamed into optimization process. The latter is a process when something becomes as effective as possible while rationalization is applying for a desired result or increased efficiency

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by Dr. Armen Darbinian & Dr. Sevak Lalayan

The transition in Armenia had some distinctive features. The transition towards free market economy may be divided into three main categories.

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by Dr. Armen Darbinian

To my opinion, this seminar on civil service reforms is extremely important in light of the future development of our state and society, development of new priorities and determination of our next steps. I would therefore like to hail the WB's present initiative and I hope that, as a result of our discussions, we will be able to develop a coordinated approach to the problem of civil service reforms and focus on the priorities proposed by the WB, other international organizations and donors.

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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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