On November 22-24, 2018 three-day training on Prohibition of Discrimination for a Democratic Society was held for representatives
of RA municipalities and state employment agencies.
The topics of Human Rights, Prevention of Stigma and Discrimination, Freedom of Speech vs Hate Speech were covered during the three days of the training.
The topic of the first training day was Prevention of Stigma and Discrimination. Prohibition of Discrimination in
International and In-state Legal Documents, Categories of Discrimination, Certain Characteristics, Evidence-based Issues
Against Discrimination in Rights, Manifestation of Discrimination through Violence were introduced by legal expert Anahit Mkrtchyan within the framework of this topic.
The topic of the second day of the training was Freedom of Speech vs Hate Speech. Within the framework of this topic, trainer
Anahit Mkrtchyan introduced the following: What is Freedom of Speech? What is Hate Speech? How to differentiate
Freedom of Speech from Hate Speech? Existing Liability Mechanisms for Hate Speech, Human Dignity as an inseparable
basis of their freedoms and rights, Insult and Slander, Hate Speech on the Online Platform.
The third day of the training was dedicated to the topic of Human Rights. Trainer Anahit Chilingaryan introduced the following subjects within this topic: the Concept of Human Rights, Origin and Generations, Local and International Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection, the Role of Local Self-Governing Bodies in the Protection of Human Rights.
All the topics presented during the three days of the training included both theoretical and practical parts, video screenings, various interactive games, group and individual activities, were accompanied with lively discussions, which made the material easier to understand and perceive for the participants.
At the end of the training the participants were awarded the certificates of participation.