It is already 15 years that Armenia has transferred to a new economic system. Development of the private sector has been among the numerous significant and drastic changes. The beginning of the process was marked with considerable state support: the government did what it could to support the establishment of the private sector. What was happening was actually a redistribution of roles and responsibilities...

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What kind of elections do we want? Shall we have free, fair and transparent elections, or perhaps we should call those simply "legitimate" elections? As one should not kill another, should not avoid tax payment, or cross the street on red, one should not violate the legal requirements of the framework regulating elections. Therefore, one simply needs to talk about one thing: we need legitimate elections...

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The dualism of means and goals haunts individuals, societies, nations and civilizations, and the choices humans make as individuals, members of societies, representatives of nations and carriers of civilizations provide some relatively long-term solutions to this dualism. Transitional democracies are particularly challenged with this ambiguity, since transition implies a choice of new goals and a search for means that would provide for these goals in the possibly best way...

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To understand the logic of the state's economic policy one needs to cast a look at the long-term goals it has defined. This is a truism and in this regard, one can both understand and accept the policy being implemented in our country...

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John Maynard Keynes claimed that when in experience straight lines apparently parallel often meet, there is no need to rebuke the lines for not keeping straight. One simply needs to throw over the axiom of parallels and to work out a non-Euclidean geometry...

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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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ICHD THM | MoD projects discussions in Yerevan and 5 provinces

News coverage by "POSTFACTUM" TV program on Town Hall Meeting discussions organised by ICHD in Yerwevan and 5 provinces of Armenia.



Monitoring Report on Public Policies and Programs to Prevent Gender-Biased Sex Selection and Sex-Selective Abortions in the Republic of Armenia

The International Center for Human Development is pleased to present the second Monitoring Report on Public Policies and Programs to Prevent Gender-Biased Sex Selection and Sex-Selective Abortions in the Republic of Armenia to policy makers in the government, actors in civil society, stakeholders in academia and private sector, practitioners in local communities and international development partners.