The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Republic of Armenia has worked closely with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) since April 2008 to implement the programme Combating Gender Based Violence in the South Caucasus in Armenia.
This project is a three-year initiative that began in April 2008, which is aimed at reducing gender-based violence in the society in order to support protection of human rights, gender equality, and women's participation. The Project is funded by UNFPA and the Government of Norway, and is being implemented in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia by UNFPA.
The project calls for the training of the following:
o Representatives of State agencies - 400 persons
o Representatives of the National Statistical Service - 100 persons
o Representatives of the police - 200 persons
o Medical workers - 200 persons
o Representatives of non-governmental organizations - 48 persons
o Representatives of higher-learning institutions - 250 persons
o School teachers - 250 persons
o Journalists - 100 persons
Within the framework of the project training sessions and events to raise awareness among boys and men through the use of the special technique of "Just Between Us Men" (men talking to man) will be conducted. The project call for the recruitment and training of more than 20 male trainers and the conduct of events involving the participation of more than 1,500 representatives of the male sex.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Armenia to the questionnaire on violence against women, May 2009