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Latest posts by Chai-Khana.org

26 November 2018

War knows no gender: Georgia’s female soldiers

"Right then the sky went orange. A wave shook me and I saw soldiers flying through the air."

1 November 2018

A thespian, a journalist and a politician. Three minority women busting barriers in Georgia

They share a common determination and single-mindedness despite very different goals and dreams.

4 July 2018

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.

1 July 2018

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.

20 May 2018

Photo essay: Stateless in the former Soviet republic of Georgia

"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."

23 October 2017

Documentary: Lost in the Ruins of Georgia's Soviet-Era Tea Industry

"There was not a single unemployed person in Laituri. Everyone was employed at either the plantation or the factory."

15 June 2017

No Limited Abilities: Meet Georgia's Paralympians

"I feel most proud of the 2017 Tbilisi championships where both olympians and paralympians participated - I managed to get second place."

15 February 2017

Driving Through Sniper Territory Close to the Azerbaijan-Armenia Border

"If they decide to shoot at any of the cars they can do it without any problem. Their positions are very close."

28 October 2016

How a Glove Factory in Rural Armenia Is Beating Back Labour Migration to Russia

"Everyone is like me. They love their village, land and water. These things call us back."

20 October 2016

How the Women of a Conflict-Affected Village in Georgia Waged a Battle Against Gender Stereotyping

"Sometimes they would joke: 'You are from the office of unmarried women, right?'"

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