INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (ICHD)
ICHD is a think tank and non-governmental organization dedicated to: strengthening civil society; contributing to regional integration and peace-building; developing the social sector and alleviating poverty; assisting governmental and public sector reforms; raising awareness on environmental issues; enhancing primary health care; and, last but certainly not least, promoting Armenian culture.
TURPANJIAN CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS (TCPA) AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA
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 ASSOCIATION (ALA)
Armenian Lawyers Association develops a new generation of highly professional lawyers, having a modern outlook and moral values. It furthermore promotes the establishment of rule of law and formation of legal culture in Armenian society.
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER’S OFFICE OF RA
The office of the Human Rights Defender, or Ombudsman, of the Republic of Armenia was created by law in October 2003. The office works to protect and restore human rights and fundamental freedoms.
WOMEN’S SUPPORT CENTER (WSC)
WSC creates a safe and confidential environment for healing and recovery — a place where women 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 proceedings, divorce, or child custody, training sessions, help in dealing with police and social services departments, and assistance with setting up a new life for the survivor and her children. The Women’s Support Center also runs the only shelter in the country.
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 encourage cultural sensitivity, appreciation of diversity, and elimination of all kinds of discrimination, specifically focusing on youth and especially the vulnerable ones (LGBT, women and girls, victims of sexual abuse, sex workers, injecting drug users, and migrants).
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