There are 56,000 children in Russia’s federal database of orphans. This large number is a drop on previous years, with the number of orphans in the whole country declining. In Daghestan, orphans are increasingly being taken in by new families.
Women in Georgia very often lack a voice of their own. Their opinions, feelings, dreams, aspirations, and achievements can be conveyed by others, often the men around them. The Women in Georgia project gives a voice to these women, allowing them to tell their own stories — in their own words. The project collected 150 distinct stories from women throughout the country. Over coming months, OC Media will bring you a selection of these stories, translated into English and Russian. Previously, we brought you the story of Shalala Amirjanova, 19, from Marneuli; Below, in her own words, is Nino Khazhomia’s.