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Favorable environment, protected children

4 April 2013

Unfavorable environment and not being protected make children face hard situations of life.
On 5 February the EU-funded project on “Reducing violence against children in Armenia” presented its results.
The two main aims of this three-year project were the strengthening of state agencies to protect children against violence, as well as the amendment of the domestic law and policy on child care and protection services to align them with international norms. Improvements have been made with Child care and protection residential institutions in Armenia, as well as with Child protection state and community level stakeholders.
Around 1270 workers have been trained during the 59 formal trainings of the project. 475 staff members of 9 residential institutions and guardianship and trusteeship committees have passed on-the-job training workshops.

Meanwhile 41 professional publications were published. This activity was added to the project plan because of the lack of Armenian language materials.

Moreover, the project organised public awareness events, including the preparation and broadcast of social advertisings, as well asphotography and art competitions entitled “Life without violence”.
A number of events were held to support child development such as summer and winter schools and professional clubs (sewing, hairdressers, embroidery).

The “Reducing violence against children in Armenia” project was implemented during 40 months. EU allocated € 749,972.00 which is 80 percent of the total budget.

Favorable environment, protected children

Unfavorable environment and not being protected make children face hard situations of life. On 5 February the EU-funded project on “Reducing violence against children in Armenia” presented its results. The two main aims of this three-year project were the strengthening of state agencies to protect children against violence, as well as the amendment of the domestic law and policy on child care and protection services to align them with international norms. Improvements have been made with Child care and protection residential institutions in Armenia, as well as with Child protection state and community level stakeholders. Around 1270 workers have been trained during the 59 formal trainings of the project. 475 staff members of 9 residential institutions and guardianship and trusteeship committees have passed on-the-job training workshops. Meanwhile 41 professional publications were published. This activity was added to the project plan because of the lack of Armenian language materials. Moreover, the project organised public awareness events, including the preparation and broadcast of social advertisings, as well asphotography and art competitions entitled “Life without violence”. A number of events were held to support child development such as summer and winter schools and professional clubs (sewing, hairdressers, embroidery). The “Reducing violence against children in Armenia” project was implemented during 40 months. EU allocated € 749,972.00 which is 80 percent of the total budget.