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Stories about Armenia

How one journalist sparked Armenia’s #MeToo moment

An Armenian journalist has started collecting and publishing anonymous accounts of sexual assault, provoking an uncomfortable but deeply necessary public debate.

‘I found myself in life': Armenian barber excels as a counsellor for his elderly compatriots

One customer worries about the weakness in his legs following a stroke, another about "young boys with hair like women."

Meeting a male carpet weaver from Armenia

"When you are professional you do your best. It does not matter whether you are a man or a woman."

‘I keep silent and put up with it’: Surviving domestic violence in Armenia

"He would throw me against the walls like a ball."

Iran faces backlash from its Azeri citizens over Armenia and the Karabakh question

Far more Azeris live in Iran than in Azerbaijan. When Armenia's PM visited Tehran earlier this year, they made their voices heard.

In the Caucasus, queer people are forced to flee their homes

"There is a point after which you just can’t take it anymore."

Hopeful Armenian students make video about studying abroad

The students speak about their lives in a foreign land and their expectations for the future, when they return to Armenia.

Sexual violence in the family. A taboo topic in Armenia

Cultural taboos and victim-shaming means women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.

The last residents of a dying Armenian village

Economic pressures and isolation have left one of Lernagyugh's two remaining families on the verge of leaving.

A mother in the minefields: Women work to make disputed Nagorno Karabakh a safer place

Years after the conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over Nagorno Karabakh peaked, the disputed region was still posting 20 or more civilian casualties from landmines annually.

The women behind Armenia's “Velvet Revolution”

The massive protests that felled a long-time ruler showed citizens' impatience for political reforms. But many women want change to go even further.

Armenia's leader resigns amid peaceful mass protests

Protestors expressed long-held resentment toward Sargsyan, who has led Armenia through a period of economic stagnation and high-level corruption.

Armenian civil society spreads its feathers in #YerevanProtests involving up to 100,000 people

The country's old president and new premier is the main focus of the country's biggest protests in at least two decades.

In Armenia, ‘When You Have a Good Pigeon, You Get Great Respect’

The competitions last for weeks, with each pigeon getting his or her own day to fly.

Russian TV Backs Down After Calling Armenian Hero ‘Fascist Collaborator’

"Garegin Nzhdeh is one of the greatest heroes of the Armenian nation and monuments to him should be erected not only in Yerevan, but also in different parts of Armenia."

Clashes Over Church Raise Spectre of Georgian-Armenian Strife

"This is certainly an issue to be solved by the church and clergymen, but there are certain people willing to politicize the issue."

Netizen Report: Online Battles Break Out Amid Elections in Armenia and Ecuador

LiveJournal bans "political solicitation" in Russia (its new home), Google contemplates a return to China, and Bangladesh's telecom regulator rejects a proposed Facebook bedtime ban.

Pre-Vote Shenanigans — And Fake News — Cloud Armenia's General Election

The build up to #Armvote17 showcased a sample of the online tactics favoured by modern-day vote manipulators.

‘Why Can’t I Kiss My Girlfriend in Public?’ The Story of an Armenian Queer Woman

A queer woman reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.

With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?

“If the [economic] situation is bad, there are fewer operations; if the situation is good, there are many more operations.”

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