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Training for regional staff (18.04.2016)
On April 15, 2016 WRC regional staff training took place at «Paris» Hotel. The trainers were WRC psychologist L. Hayrapetyan and attorney E. Danielyan. The training consisted of two parts: theoretical and practical. 
Training on Domestic Violence at the Institute of Law of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (11.04.2016)
Women’s Rights Center implemented domestic violence training for the students of the Institute of Law of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University. Firstly participants introduced themselves and their expectations, then followed the presentation of their questions. Domestic violence issue, types, consequences, reasons and other important facts were presented to the participants. To make the issue visible for the students domestic violence films shot by Women’s Rights Center were demonstrated.
Participation in “The Right is Yours” TV Program (10.04.2016)
The regular release of “The Rights is Yours” TV Program by H3 TV Channel took place on April 7 and was devoted to the protection of women’s rights in Armenia.The guests of the program, including Women’s Rights Center’s psychologist L. Hayrapetyan, talked about legal mechanisms of women’s rights protection, traditional roles of men and women, domestic violence problem and its consequences, as well as mass media response to this problem.
Visit to the National Children's Library after Khnko Aper (08.04.2016)
On April 7, 2016 children with their mothers visited the National Children's Library after Khnko Aper. The excursion started with a fairy-tale which was told by the narrator of fairy tales and was devoted to mothers. Then the group got acquainted with the library stock: the fairy tales, stories, journals. Everybody wished to register at the library and became permanent readers. 
At Museum after H. Tumanyan (22.03.2016)
On March 18, 2016 a group of children visited Museum after H. Tumanyan, the famous Armenian writer. This visit was both educational and entertaining. At first a museum guide told children H. Tumanyan's biography, particularly about his place of birth, childhood, youth. Children were very interested, asked questions on how he came to the idea of becoming a writer, whether he liked tales in his childhood or not. Then the guide introduced poetry, stories and tales by Tumanyan, after which one of our young participants recited a poem which he had learnt at school. 
Participation in Workshop on Combating Gender-Biased Sex Selection in Armenia (16.03.2016)
On March 16, 2016 the workshop organized by the International Center for Human Development (ICHD) took place in the conference hall of Yerevan Municipality. Representatives from different Ministries, RA Police, Yerevan Municipality, international organizations and NGOs as well as Women’s Rights Center’s were present. The events, activities, next steps of the project and especially the network for exchange of experience were presented to the participants.
Domestic violence training for school teachers, psychologists and social workers (13.03.2016)
Domestic violence training took place for the psychologists and social workers of Yerevan schools on March 10. It started with the presentation of types of domestic violence, its characteristics, consequences and contributing factors. The demonstration of social films shot by Women's Rights Center made domestic violence issue clearer for the participants; they could look at different types of violence through these films. Our specialists highlighted the impact of domestic violence on children as the teachers meet such cases in their practice. 
Round Table Discussion devoted to the Legislation on Domestic Violence (13.03.2016)
On March 11 a round table discussion under the theme “Legislation on prevention of domestic violence as an important tool for protection of human rights” took place at the Ball Room of the Best Western Congress Hotel. This event was organized by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women NGO. The opening speech was made by Z. Hovhannisyan, the Project Coordinator at the Coalition, then the Draft Law on Domestic Violence Prevention prepared by Coalition was presented by attorney N. Galstyan. 
March devoted to the International Women’s Day (09.03.2016)
March devoted to the International Women's Day took place in Yerevan on March 8. It was organized by Armenian Feminist Platform and many activists and non-governmental organizations took part in it. 


Another Release of the «Road» TV Program (08.03.2016)
On March 4, 2016 one more release of the «Road» TV Program devoted to the International Women's Day was shot. The main theme was discussion of the current situation on women's rights and the invited guests were social psychologist M. Tosunyan, Women's Rights Center's attorney E. Danielyan, director of the Social Services Center of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin pastor M. Mangasaryan and coordinator of the “Coalition to Stop Violence against Women” Z. Hovhannisyan.
Press Conference on the International Women's Day Eve (08.03.2016)
On the 5th of March a press conference devoted to the women's problems took place at «Post Scriptum» Press Club. The speakers were Women's Rights Center's psychologist A. Arakelyan and Women's Support Center's attorney N. Galstyan. Issues on women's rights were raised within the framework of domestic violence problem.
Тraining on Effective Communication and Advocacy Campaigns (24.02.2016)
On February 22-23 two-day training on Effective Communication and Advocacy Campaigns took place at the Opera Suit Hotel. It was organized by Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) Public Organization in a consortium with Investigative Journalists NGO, Journalists’ Club “Asparez”, Civic Development and Partnership Foundation (CDPF), Basel Institute on Governance (BIG, Switzerland) and the European Center for Non-for-profit Law (ECNL, Hungary) within the framework of USAID supported “Engaged citizenry for  responsible governance” project.
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Provision of Supportive Services for Combating Domestic Violence
Elaboration of Appropriate Legal Mechanisms
Awareness Raising and Educational Campaigns
Awareness Raising on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

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