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Participation in the “1st Studio: Hostage in Ukraine” TV program (10.02.2018)
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. At the moment the woman with her 6 years old child stayed at the shelter attached to church in Kharkov, the smaller baby was with the father, both children were citizens of Ukraine and the father’s permission was needed for the children to be taken away from the country. The aim of the program was to throw light on this case and understand what levers could be used to assist the woman return to Armenia. The facts, opinions of the sides, experts’ opinion, as well as the position and suggestions of the Embassy were presented during the TV program. The full video can be watched by the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=yybKwgKG2YA   
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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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