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Training session on the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (20.10.2016)

On October 20, 2016 a training session on understanding the Istanbul Convention was organized by the Council of Europe and the Human Rights Defender of Armenia for the office of the Human Rights Defender, representatives of non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders. It took place at the meeting room Levon of Cilicia at Marriott Hotel, Yerevan. The presentation was made by CoE expert Javier Truchero who participated in the elaboration of the Convention and introduced its purposes that is Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Comprehensive Policies for provision of holistic approach to combating violence against women and domestic violence. Then the Human Rights Defender of Armenia introduced current work on the RA Criminal Code Articles for their correspondence to the provisions of the Convention followed by the Q&A session. Participants raised different questions, including successful cooperation between NGOs and governmental institutions, monitoring and coordinating body for the implementation of the Convention, programmes for perpetrators, confidentiality principles and protocols for doctors and psychologists.

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Elaboration of Appropriate Legal Mechanisms
Awareness Raising and Educational Campaigns
Awareness Raising on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

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