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Support to the Improvement of the Community Councils’ (Avagani) Activities Through Elaboration and Presentation of Sample Drafts of Legal Acts Subject to the Community Councils’ Approval and Adoption

2012

The project implemented in 2012 with the support of Counterpart International strived to support local self-government bodies (LSG) in the elaboration of draft models for the important legal acts that are subject to the community councils’ approval and adoption, by including field experts, community council members, community lawyers, and specialists in elaboration of legal acts in this process. The project strived as well to promote the development of the community councils’ power in effective law making. To achieve the above mentioned objectives, ICHD initiated a comprehensive consultation process with key stakeholders in the area of local government, in particular, with the Ministry of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia (MTA), Communities Finance Officers Association, Association of Municipal Councilors of Armenia, Communities Association of Armenia, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development, Information Systems Development and Training Center, Counterpart International Armenia, as well as Yerevan municipality and LSG bodies in about 20 urban and rural communities in Armenia. The goal was to assess the practical gaps and needs for the above-mentioned models, procedures and legal documents. It was followed up with two round tables and an OTR discussion, the feedback from which was later used to draft relevant legal acts. During the discussions and follow-up consultations a number of community council representatives committed their interest in discussing the offered legal documents and piloting the model in their communities. ICHD supported the piloting process as well and later utilized the lessons learned through the extension and roll-out of the models developed.

The project implemented in 2012 with the support of Counterpart International strived to support local self-government bodies (LSG) in the elaboration of draft models for the important legal acts that are subject to the community councils’ approval and adoption, by including field experts, community council members, community lawyers, and specialists in elaboration of legal acts in this process. The project strived as well to promote the development of the community councils’ power in effective law making. To achieve the above mentioned objectives, ICHD initiated a comprehensive consultation process with key stakeholders in the area of local government, in particular, with the Ministry of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia (MTA), Communities Finance Officers Association, Association of Municipal Councilors of Armenia, Communities Association of Armenia, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development, Information Systems Development and Training Center, Counterpart International Armenia, as well as Yerevan municipality and LSG bodies in about 20 urban and rural communities in Armenia. The goal was to assess the practical gaps and needs for the above-mentioned models, procedures and legal documents. It was followed up with two round tables and an OTR discussion, the feedback from which was later used to draft relevant legal acts. During the discussions and follow-up consultations a number of community council representatives committed their interest in discussing the offered legal documents and piloting the model in their communities. ICHD supported the piloting process as well and later utilized the lessons learned through the extension and roll-out of the models developed.

NEWS

11.04.2017

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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17.02.2017

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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24.08.2016

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VIDEOS

24.08.2016

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.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

04.05.2017

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.