Speaking Hope to Power in Pankisi

In Azerbaijan Government Claims to Fight against "the Fake Disabled"

What Is It Like to Raise a Kid with Cerebral Palsy in Azerbaijan?

Moving Forward with Autism

Remove some COVİD-19 restrictions in Azerbaijan caused concern in older people

Baku without a face mask - PHOTO

Perks of the Finnish Education System

What Is It Like to Raise a Kid with Cerebral Palsy in Azerbaijan?

Ethnic Armenians displaced from Nagorno Karabakh are living in uncertainty

Ethnic Armenians displaced from Nagorno Karabakh are living in uncertainty

Astghik Gaudyan

“We still hope that we will come back to our home, our village...”, tells me Artashes Arakelyan from Askeran region, Nagorno Karabakh. Artashes and his wife Narine with their five underaged daughters fled from Nagorno Karabakh during the recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Now the family live in the small village Lenughi, not far from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

Refugees: The Voskanyans' family after the War

Refugees: The Voskanyans' family after the War

Astghik Gaudyan

What has been left in the wake of the 44-day war between Azerbaijan and Armenia in September-November 2020? Armen Voskanyan, 44, and Narine Hakobyan, 35, are from Mets Taghlar village in Hadrut, Nagorno Karabakh. They fled from Nagorno-Karabakh during the recent war broke out in the region from September 27, 2020 and ended on November 10, 2020.

Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh in numbers

Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh in numbers

Astghik Gaudyan

The latest war, broken on the 27th of September, 2020, between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, labelled thousands of people as refugees. Before the war the population of Artsakh was 150.932, out of which 91.000 were considered to flee to Armenia during the war.

From Hadrut to Abovyan

From Hadrut to Abovyan

Astghik Gaudyan

“I still have hope that without war, through negotiations, we will bring back Hadrut and we will go to our home,” said 69 years old Zoya Badadzyan, who came with her large family from the village of Togh in Hadrut and temporarily settled in Abovyan because of the Second Artsakh War.

Autism in Numbers

Autism in Numbers

Ani Torosyan

The data suggests that worldwide 75.000.000 people have autism spectrum disorder. And the numbers of people with autism are growing year by year.  It is estimated that one in 68 children is diagnosed with ASD. It is a fact that ASD, in general, is five times more prevalent in boys than in girls. 

Autism through the mothers’ eyes

Autism through the mothers’ eyes

Ani Torosyan

1% of the world’s population has autism spectrum disorder. Throughout the whole journey of autism, parents are guiding them.  “Your child has autism...” Each parent reacts to this sentence differently:  shock, panic, stress, mixed feelings, depression. But the thing that unites them all is to do everything to make their lives easier and happier. 

Restrictions eased in Azerbaijan

Interview with a Guardian of Rioni Valley Mirza Nozadze

Interview with a Guardian of Rioni Valley Mirza Nozadze

Ana Giorgadze

“The extent of the support of different groups from all over the country arriving in Gumati, and the self-organized demonstrations both inside and outside Georgia to express solidarity with the movement, shows an empowering of the movement and its legitimation in representing the voices and interests of the Georgian people.”

Fight For The Fresh Air

Plastic recycling― where is Armenia now?

Media consumption among RA citizens during the COVID-19

Waste recycling - individual responsibility in Yerevan

Waste recycling - individual responsibility in Yerevan

mariam yeghiazaryan

The Eco aghb Youth Environmental Initiative has been operating for two years now. Initially, young volunteers collected only paper waste on Zakyan Street in Yerevan and handed it over for recycling, now they also collect plastic, polyethylene, glass, and more importantly― they inform and educate people about waste management, encouraging them to sort their waste.

Sanan's world

Sanan's world

Said Babazade

33-year-old Sanan is a carpenter living in Qabala, a city in the north of Azerbaijan. He is a father of 3 and makes a living by working in his workshop in the front yard. Since he has a speech disability he preferred to work for his own business when he was 18. After 15 years in this profession, he is a well-known carpenter of his region. This photo story is about one ordinary day of carpenter

Beekeeper's story

Beekeeper's story

Said Babazade

62-year-old beekeeper and teacher Akif Budagov spends his summer vacation on a mountain slope, in Bolnisi. This year, the productivity of the hives is good, but restrictions do not let him sell his products abroad. Check the video to know what kind of difficulties face the SME’s because of the restrictions of COVID-19

Analysis of average indicators of criminal cases initiated under Articles 138-142 of the RA Criminal Code for the last 4 years

Tourism – a New challenge of Georgia

Family type home for people with disabilities

Elderly Shelter "Lazareti"

Elderly Shelter "Lazareti"

Mariam Alikhanashvili

"Lazareti" nursing home is located at №46 Nagomari str, Sanzona, Tbilisi. There are elderly women in the shelter, most of them are disabled and bed-ridden. There are elderly people who have been brought to the shelter by their families and relatives due to unbearable conditions and also those who have no one.

Data Papa

Data Papa

One of the people living behind the barbed wire in Khurvaleti is David Vanishvili, 86. He lives with his wife, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. The wife is lying in bed because of her illness and as David Vanishvili says her only desire is to take over the border. "As soon as the occupants pick up the barbed wire, my wife will immediately recover and get out of bed".

LiLi Fitskhelauri from the village of Khurvaleti

LiLi Fitskhelauri from the village of Khurvaleti

Mariam Iremadze

LiLi Fitskhelauri, 63-years-old, lives in the village of Khurvaleti with her sister. They are very close to the occupation line and are afraid to approach the territory, because the Russians will kidnap them. Therefore, they can neither go to the pastures to fetch cattle nor to the cemetery of relatives. In addition to occupation, they have various problems in the village...

Aesthetics during pandemic

Street Artists

Summer 2020 in Batumi

Summer 2020 in Batumi

Lika Eristavi

Summer 2020 in Batumi is very different from previous years. One of the largest resort cities in Georgia is unusually empty due to coronavirus. City is left without international tourists and therefore people, employed in tourism industry is left without income.

The other last bell

Waiting for peace

International Students in Lockdown

International Students in Lockdown

Lika Eristavi

One of the biggest groups of people from around the world, who have to adapt to new reality are students. Attending lectures, doing assignments, looking for literature now has to be done online. Three students from three different countries shared their experience on how it is to be a student in quarantine and what kind of changes a new lifestyle has brought.

Seasonal Work Migration is stopped because of Lockdown

Seasonal Work Migration is stopped because of Lockdown

Grigor Tamazyan

The main source of income in Sarnaghbyur village is seasonal work in Russia. Every spring men from the village go for seasonal work to Russia and come back to Armenia at the end of the year. But in 2020 because of Coronavirus global lockdown borders are closed and they can not go, many families have financial difficulties

A Throwback to Online School Education: Challenges and Achievements

Educating Children with Special Needs in Georgia: Available Options and Common Obstacles

Armenian citizens flying from Georgia: incomparable prices and high hopes

Georgian Youth: “Employment Best Way to Win Our Hearts”

Diaspora Finding Its Role in Armenia Revolution

Diaspora Finding Its Role in Armenia Revolution

Arpi Bekaryan

With more than eight million Armenians living outside its borders compared to about three million living inside the country, Armenia is one the few nations that even has a Ministry of Diaspora.

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