"Challenging the Istanbul Convention is a serious setback for women's rights": Jelena Drenjanin

31/07/2020 Congress, Strasbourg

"The Istanbul Convention is the first legally binding instrument at European level, providing a comprehensive legal framework for the prevention of violence, the protection of victims and an end to impunity for perpetrators," said Jelena Drenjanin, Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality, in a...

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Second group of legal professionals in Armenia to follow HELP course on Prohibition of ill-treatment

31/07/2020 Yerevan, Armenia

On 31 July 2020 the second group of 20 Armenian legal professionals (10 prosecutors and 10 investigators) enrolled in studying the HELP online course on Prohibition of ill-treatment. This HELP course aims at assisting legal professionals in properly applying the standards concerning the...

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The training workshops on gender equality in education continue with Armenian educators

31/07/2020 Yerevan, Armenia

As part of the educational reform in Armenia, education experts responsible for developing teaching materials and textbooks for primary and secondary education gathered for the three-day online training to discuss the principles of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in education. What is...

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“Even in Punishment, there should be Care for a Person.”

30/07/2020 Yerevan, Armenia

This long-read article presents the story of a life sentence prisoner who was released after 24-year imprisonment and now is a probation service beneficiary. The article aims to voice the existing issues and challenges, as well as to highlight the achievements and improvements of the penitentiary...

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An animation film on equal rights to military education in Armenia is produced

29/07/2020 Yerevan, Armenia

A short animation film about equal rights and opportunities for men and women to military education is produced in Armenia. The film is produced by the Council of Europe’s Project “Human Rights and Women in the Armed Forces of Armenia-Phase II’’ in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defence...

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