Post-Arrival Assistance to Armenian Returnees from the Netherlands

2010 - 2013

The project aimed at fostering social and economic re-integration of 50-75 Armenian nationals without a legal right to reside in the Netherlands and preventing their irregular re-migration to EU member-states, through providing comprehensive assistance and advice. The project achieved this goal providing various types of assistance to returnees, such as support with employment and self-employment; education and training, medical and legal assistance. In the result of the project over 50 returnees got access to quality health services and medical aid, including medical diagnosis, treatment, medicaments. They were enabled to acquire the knowledge, skills and opportunities needed for exercising their rights and responsibilities of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia, including the rights for education, social welfare, pension security, as well as the rights and responsibilities for mandatory military/alternative service. They were given an opportunity to engage in entrepreneurial activities in order to secure a sustainable source of income to ensure a dignified life. The project ran from 2010 to 2013 with the support of Reintegration and Departure Service of the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands.



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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