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The ninth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (22.02.2018)
This program was hosted by H. Gasparyan, Colonel of Justice and Chief of the Yerevan City Department of the Forced Levy of Alimonies of Compulsory Enforcement Service of RA Ministry of Justice (CES), and L. Balyan, Colonel of Justice and Head of the Inspection and Analysis Department of RA CES.

 

 
The eigth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (16.02.2018)
Guests of the regular TV program were L. Grigoryan, judge of Yerevan General Jurisdiction Court and S. Soghomonyan, attorney of Women's Rights Center. They discussed those problems regarding family and child-rearing with which women mainly apply to courts, as well as certain patterns in such cases and adoption of the Law on Domestic Violence and signing Istanbul Convention for giving legal solutions to such cases.Short video elaborated by Women’s Rights Center and devoted to the aims of Istanbul Convention was demonstrated during the TV program.
 
 
External Evaluation Results Workshop (11.02.2018)
On February 8 and 9 an External Evaluation Results Workshop took place at the office of the Human Rights House Yerevan, Armenia. The workshop was organized by Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation and conducted by Monica Erwer, PME expert from Stockholm. Participants of the workshop were Kvinna till Kvinna partner organizations in Armenia, including Women's Rights Center. The first day of the workshop started with the presentations of the KtK partners on the implemented projects and the results of the external evaluations done. Then similarities and common learnings aroused in the result of projects implementation were discussed by the participants, after which everybody divided into three groups to reflect on the significant changes happened during the project, how they happened and whether they were any unexpected changes both positive and negative.
 
Participation in the “1st Studio: Hostage in Ukraine” TV program (09.02.2018)
On February 7, 2018 shooting of the TV program under the theme of “1st Studio: Hostage in Ukraine” took place with the aim to reveal and provide an expert approach to the problem of Armenian woman subjected to domestic violence. The experts were human rights defender Z. Hovhannisyan, Women's Rights Center psychologist M. Eghiazaryan and attorney G. Sahakyan. An Armenian woman was abused by her husband and father-in-law and in the result she went outdoors with her two children and applied to a shelter attached to church. Yet her husband managed to take the smaller breast feeding baby away from her and banned mother keep in touch with the baby even when it was in hospital.
 
The seventh TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (08.02.2018)
This program was hosted by L. Hobosyan, Secretary of the Trusteeship and Custodianship Commission of Davitashen District and Head of the General Department of the Staff, and M. Eghiazaryan, Psychologist of Women’s Rights Center. Guests discussed work of the trusteeship and custodianship commissions before adoption of the Law on Domestic Violence and what would be changed after its adoption, as well as means of cooperation between commissions and non governmental organizations.

 

 
Meeting with representatives of EU Delegation to Armenia (02.02.2018)
On February 1, 2018 members of the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women participated in the meeting with representatives of EU Delegation to Armenia with the aim to present Coalition’s main concerns about the adopted domestic violence law. The representatives of the Coalition were A. Simonyan, N. Piliposyan, K. Petrosyan and N. Kankanyan, meanwhile the Delegation was presented by A. Chalupova and I. Movsesyan. The members of Coalition raised their concerns on the number of provisions and definitions of the Law such as the so called “traditional values’ and “restoration of peace in the families”, institute of reconciliation, as well as points which were not not included particularly violence among dating couples, stalking as a separate form of violence, etc.
 
The sixth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (31.01.2018)
The sixth TV program was devoted to the role of RA Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the area of combating domestic violence. The guests of the program were A. Tanashyan, Head of the Section of Women's Issues of the Department of Family, Women, and Children Issues, and A. Minasyan, Head of the Department on Social Assistance.
 
Presentation of the research of RA Law on Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (26.01.2018)
On January 25, 2018 presentation of the research of RA Law on Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men was conducted at the Paris Hall of the Double Tree by Hilton Yerevan City Center Hotel by the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women. N. Aleksanyan, candidate of jurisprudence and the author of the research, mentioned that the provisions of this Law were analyzed in the result of combination and comparison of RA international obligations, international standards and the best practice. Methodology of analysis and legal assessment of the research of law enforcement practice of legislative provisions was also used.
 
The fifth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (25.01.2018)
Guests of the fifth TV program were G. Hakobyan, Head of the department of relations with the “Center of Legislation Development and Legal Researches” Foundation, and T. Harutyunyan, Leading Specialist of the same Department. The specialists introduced background of the elaboration of Domestic Violence Law, engagement of the relevant institutions, hot discussions on the Law content, as well as amendments made.
 
The fourth TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (18.01.2018)
The series of TV programs was replenished with the fourth TV program, the guests of which were S. Galoyan, survivor of domestic violence, S. Soghomonyan, attorney of Women’s Rights Center, and A. Arakelyan, psychologist of Women’s Rights Center. Participants of the TV program discussed healthy family relationship based on mutual love and respect, atmosphere and situation of S. Galoyan’s family, possible solutions and ways out of this situation. 
 
The third TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (11.01.2018)
The third TV program was devoted to the work of RA Human Rights Defender, particularly in the area of domestic violence. The guest of the program was L. Sargsyan, Head of Department for Legal Analysis of the RA Human Rights Defender's office. She introduced the functions and authorities of the Office, as well as the nature of calls reporting domestic violence.
 
The second TV program of the series «Conversations on Women's Rights 2» (30.12.2017)
The regular broadcast of the series of TV programs was hosted by A. Vardanyan, the Deputy Head of the Department on Protection of Juvenile Rights and Combating Domestic Violence of RA Police General Department of Criminal Intelligence, and S. Soghomonyan, the Attorney of Women's Rights Center. Each of the guests presented statistics on domestic violence cases of its structure, spoke about mechanisms of response to domestic violence cases by RA Police and Women's Rights Center, the undertaken measures, conflicts of interest and cooperation with relevant stakeholders, as well as the stereotypes and necessity of trainings for police officers. 
 
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