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Analysis of the Scope and Extent of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Among Syrian Communities Living in the Republic of Armenia

2013

The conflict in Syria has forced more than two million people out of the country, among whom Syrian Armenians, one of the significant Christian diaspora communities in the Middle East.  A growing number of Syrian Armenians find refuge in Armenia.  According to the Ministry of Diaspora of Republic of Armenia (RoA), there are around 11, 000 Syrian Armenians currently residing in Armenia.

In the Syrian context, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has been singled out as one of the most salient features of the conflict. UNHCR Armenia commissioned a study within the Syrian community in Armenia in order to identify the forms and prevalence of SGBV among the women of the community.

Particularly, the study aimed at:

· Outlining the present and past livelihood strategies among the displaced Syrian community;

· Shedding light on the school attendance of displaced children from Syria;

· Profiling those who have already experienced violence and those most at risk among Syrians in Armenia;

· Identifying root causes of SGBV in the community;

· Revealing SGBV experiences of displaced women from Syria;

· Identifying perceptions  and attitudes of displaced women from Syria towards SGBV;

· Ensuring equal coverage of different socio-economic clusters of the displaced Syrian community;

· Identifying the general level of response and challenges faced by SGBV survivors.

In order to address the above-mentioned objectives, both quantitative and qualitative methodologies were used, specifically a survey which involved face-to-face interviews and focus group discussions. The findings of the survey are available at "Women displaced from Syria seeking safe haven in Armenia".

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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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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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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.

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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.