INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (ICHD)
ICHD is a think tank and non-governmental organization that strives to: strengthen the civil society; contribute to the regional integration and peace building; contribute to the development of the social sector and poverty alleviation; assist the governance and public sector reforms; develop free market institutions; develop a good practice of local governancer; raise awareness on environmental issues; raise awareness on primary health care; promote the Armenian culture.
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL (TI) ARMENIA
TI‘s mission is to promote effective public policy and good governance in order to prevent corruption and strengthen democracy, which will contribute to the continuous development and stability in the region. Organization’s activities are aimed at fostering transparency, accountability and participation; promoting the enabling environment for political, economic and social reforms; assisting in cross-boundary cooperation directed to confidence-building and regional integration. Organization’s activities include the following: a) conducting comprehensive research on the process of political, economic and social reforms in Armenia and the region; b) carrying out monitoring and evaluation of policy reforms; c) advocacy and lobbying for policy changes to ensure the effectiveness of reforms; d) launching public awareness campaigns on the public policy and governance processes; and e) building civil society capacity to participate in policy-making and governance matters.
TURPANJIAN CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA (TCPA)
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private institution of higher learning, offering a global education in Armenia. TCPA was established in 1995 by the AUA School of Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) with the central mission of promoting knowledge and understanding through objective and independent research and policy analysis employing the latest methodologies. The Center’s long-term objective is to contribute directly to Armenia’s transition to a democratic state. The Center accomplishes this objective through its open door policy for all persons involved in Armenian policy-making processes and through its educational, research, and analytical activities, which as a by-product help introduce new research methods and analyses to experts and scholars in Armenia.
ARMENIAN LAWYERS ASSOSIATION (ALA)
The Mission of Armenian Lawyers Association is to develop a new generation of highly professional lawyers, having a modern outlook and moral values, as well as to promote the establishment of rule of law, and formation of the legal culture in the society.
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER’S OFFICE OF RA
The office of Human Rights Defender, or Ombudsman, of the Republic of Armenia was created by law in October 2003. The goal of the office is the protection and restoration of human rights and fundamental freedoms. It receives complaints against state and local officials.
WOMEN’S SUPPORT CENTER (WSC)
The objective of WSC is to create a safe and confidential environment for healing and recovery — a place where they receive support, empathy, and the knowledge that they are not alone in their struggles. Women are provided with practical learning about domestic violence, as well as counseling that bolsters self-esteem and confidence. The Center offers a hotline, walk-in services, legal and psychological counseling, representation in court trials for criminal, divorce or child custody, training sessions, assistance in dealing with police and social services departments and also assisting with setting up a new life for the survivor and her children. The Center also runs the only domestic violence specialized shelter in the country which is in an undisclosed location for safety reasons.
HELSINKI ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NGO
Helsinki Association deals only with the issues concerning directly to human rights issues and does not have any religious, political or national affiliation. The main goal and mission of Helsinki Association is protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and peaceful demonstrations, particularly at courts, prisons, psychiatric institutions and army. It also does the monitoring fulfilling the obligations concerning human rights under international treaties and agreements signed by Armenia. The organization provides with free legal advice and advocacy service.
CAUCASUS RESEARCH RESOURCE CENTER (CRRC) ARMENIA FOUNDATION
CRRC is a network of resource, research and training centers established in the capital cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus.
PUBLIC INFORMATION AND NEED OF KNOWLEDGE (PINK) NGO
In the sphere of human rights protection PINK Armenia promotes the ideas of equality and acceptance of vulnerable groups. They want to bring into being acceptance and appreciation of diversity in the Armenian society through encouraging cultural sensitivity, acceptance and through eliminating any kind of discrimination. The target group of the organization is the youth and especially the vulnerable ones (LGBT, women and girls, victims of sexual abuse, sex workers, injecting drug users, migrants).
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