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Launch of the WB study: “Missing Girls in South Caucasus”

Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)-Armenia jointly with the World Bank Yerevan Office 

cordially invite you on the launch of the WB study:


 “Missing Girls in South Caucasus”

 Armenia: Causes and Proposed Solutions

 


Date:

March 3, 2015

Time:          

14:00-16:00

Location:  

1 Alex Manoogian Str., Library Bld., Robert Schuman’s Hall (second floor)

Language:   

English with simultaneous translation into Armenian

 

Overview:

The issue of “missing girls” – girls who would have been born or survived infancy if their birth or survival hadn’t been deliberately interrupted -- has received global attention since the 1990s. In the population, this issue manifests in birth ratios strongly skewed in favor of baby boys. Such skewed birth ratio is also observed in Armenia where 113 boys were born for every 100 girls in 2013. The underlying causes, perceptions about this issue, and proposed solution will be discussed based on a recently completed study.


Agenda


14:00: Welcome and opening remarks (Heghine Manasyan, Chief Executive Officer, CRRC-Armenia, and Laura E. Bailey, Country Manager for Armenia, Europe and Central Asia Region

World Bank)


14:15: “Missing Girls” in Armenia: Causes, Consequences and Policy options to Address Skewed Sex Ratios at Birth (Nistha Sinha, Senior Economist, World Bank)


14:40: Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding the Phenomenon of “Missing Girls in South Caucasus”: Perspectives from a Regional Study (Giorgia Demarchi, Consultant, World Bank)


15:00: Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding the Phenomenon of “Missing Girls”: What Did Armenian Focus Group Discussions Tell Us? (CRRC Team)


15:20: Questions and Answers


16:00: Closing remarks


Registration:   

If interested in the discussion, please, confirm your attendance via event@crrc.am or call at (010) 57 48 98, 57 48 68 by 10:00, March 2, 2015, mentioning your name and organization affiliation. 


WB Report authored by Nora Dudwick

Presentation: Missing Women, Armenia (WB) 

Presentation: Missing Women, Regional (WB)


Presentation: Missing Women Armenia, Field Observations (CRRC-Armenia/YSU) 

 



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