Today, on December 8, in Media Center IPSC Research Director Ms. Hasmik Arakelyan, UNFPA Armenia Assistant Representative Mr. Garik Hayrapetyan and expert Ms. Jina Sargizova presented sociological research data on “Men and Gender Issues in Armenia” and its main conclusions. Hasmik Arakelyan introduced research methodology, as well as various peculiarities concerning data collection process.
«It is the first time that research with such kind of methodology has been implemented in Armenia. 18-59 years old 1600 citizens from all parts of Armenia took part in survey keeping man and woman proportion. Besides a general questionnaire, we also had separate questionnaires for men and women. I should note that, there were too many refusals, because of the vulnerability and specificity of the topic: 37 % refusals in Yerevan and 33 % refusals in regions»,- said IPSC Research Director Hasmik Arakelyan.
Research results provide comprehensive information on various gender issues, such as woman and man interpersonal relationship, reproductive health, family relations, public attitude on women’s role in business and politics, as well as issues of equal rights. The research also aims at presenting public perception on violence against men and women.
For instance, 45,9 % of women believe that they were subjected to psychological violence, while 53,3 % of men believe that they subjected women to psychological violence. In other words, men are more inclined to think that they abuse women, than women, who answered the same question. In this context 27,2 % of men mentioned that they were subjected to physical violence in childhood, 10,9% were subjected to psychological violence, 3,5 % were subjected to sexual violence.
IPSC held «Men and Gender Issues in Armenia» research field work in December-January, 2015-2016. The data entry, quality control and database creation were implemented in February-March, 2016.
«Men and Gender Issues in Armenia» Sociological Research Results are available HERE։