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The World Bank Yerevan Office, Counterpart International – Armenia, and Jinishian Memorial Foundation Announce the Civil Society Fund 2009 Winners

Counterpart’s Armenia Office involved in announcement of Civil Society Fund 2009 Winners, which is a part of Counterpart International’s Limited Intervention Program Statement (LIPS) grants

Yerevan, Armenia, May 18, 2009 --( Eight Armenian non-profit, non-governmental organizations were selected finalists to receive grant awards for the implementation of civic engagement - focused projects.

The following NGOs and their respective projects were selected under the CSF-09/LIPS grants:

1. Investigative Journalists (IJ) for enhancing marginalized groups’ access to judicial assistance, and raising the voices of those who need legal human-rights related consultancy.
2. Armavir Development Center for strengthening civil society locally and civic engagement of Armavir residents into community decision-making processes.
3. Women for Green Way for Generations for mainstreaming climate change mitigation practices in the development strategies and policies.
4. Center for Community Dialogues and Initiatives for promoting civic engagement at the local level, specifically through youth.
5. Khatutik NGO for addressing the issues of marginalized groups and helping to educate tolerance and participation of the healthy and disabled children in joint initiatives.
6. National RoadSafety Council for developing and engaging in advocacy for improved road construction norms, in compliance with international standards, and for conducting activities to raise general public awareness about road safety.
7. Socio-Economic Analysis Center’s “Why the Poor Do not Apply to the Poverty Family Benefit System” project will look to analyze the reasons why the extreme poor remain out of the Poverty Family Benefits System, and develop ways to improve the actual situation with regards to identifying and registering the poor for state support.
8. Women’s Resource Center for striving to secure gender equality in the NGO sector by way of “Gender Mainstreaming for Local NGOs.”

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