International Conference on Population and Development Review in Armenia


Diversity and complexity of demographic issues in the region necessitates a special inquiry by experts and policy makers, especially since the region faces such challenges as declining population and below replacement fertility rates. At the same time, the governments of EECA countries often fall short of effective policy options in addressing emerging population and development issues.  Some of them opt for pro-natalist policies and attempt to attract immigrants/labor force, while others struggle to create job opportunities for a large number of unemployed youth.

The project undertaken by ICHD contributed to the advancement of ICPD agenda in EECA region. The overall objective of the action was to organize the ICPD review in Armenia engaging all key stakeholders in the government, civil society (including youth organizations, as well as representatives at sub-national levels when relevant), and academia. To achieve this objective, the following specific objectives have been met:

(i) inform and mobilize stakeholders on the goal of the review, and introduce the relevant instruments, including the ICPD Country Implementation Profile (CIP) the ICPD Global Survey questionnaire (GSQ), and the expected outputs;

(ii) take stock of key reports related to the implementation of ICPD PoA in Armenia;

(iii) organize the review process using the methodology, specifically the Global Survey questionnaire, to be provided by UNFPA;

(iv) consolidate the survey data into a review report;

(v) facilitate discussion on the review report, and develop a final National Stakeholders Consultation Meeting Report based on the feedback from the discussion.


The complete ICPD Global Survey questionnaire for Armenia is available upon request.



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.

 more >>

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.

 more >>


The publication is available only in Armenian.