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"I love my country very much, but seeing this injustice, I just want to leave."
From individual therapy to special education teachers in schools, parents of children with autism in Georgia face a constant battle with the authorities to provide the services their children need.
"There is nothing modern about the idea you should love your child."
"He would throw me against the walls like a ball."
"There is a point after which you just can’t take it anymore."
Out of the 21 women interviewed by QWNC, eight knew someone among their friends, relatives, or neighbours killed by their male family members for behaviour that "humiliated the family."
Cultural taboos and victim-shaming means women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.
Most feminists concede that the new government is not quite educated on what women’s movements are about. But many have been forgiving, at least for now.
"I don’t know what will happen, but we will plant zucchini."
"The man ran away. The women called an ambulance. I learned at the hospital that I had two stab wounds in my right lung."
"Sometimes journalists forget their power, and mislead people with their unprofessional manners."
Chechnya's farms have fallen fallow as villagers enthusiastically swap the hard work and abundance of the countryside for occasional labour and handouts in the city.
A queer woman reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.