On the 6-7 October a special training regarding functions of the Human Rights Defender in fight against domestic violence was organized with the participation of international and local experts.
International expert has presented international and European standards, including those established by the European Court of Human Rights. Armenian legal system and the problems of domestic violence from the aspect of psychology were introduced by the Armenian experts.
Participants of the training have also discussed types of domestic violence and its influence on women, children and persons from vulnerable groups. Special attention was given to the peculiarities of working with victims of violence and interviews with them. The role of Human Rights Defender in fighting against domestic violence and protection of persons suffered from violence was also discussed.
The training was organised in frames of the “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights” Project, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP, in partnership with UNFPA and UNICEF, as a part of the European Union’s Human Rights Budget Support Programme. The Project focuses, inter alia, on such areas as human rights monitoring and evaluation, prohibition of torture and ill-treatment, anti-discrimination, child rights.