Armine Avetisyan is a print and broadcast journalist from Armenia who has covered social and political issues in the country since 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).
The authorities said they wished to restore green areas in the city that had been developed on and vowed that more areas would be cleared.
Around a third of Armenians live in poverty, and despite promises from successive governments, the number is not decreasing.
A lack of legal protection means employers are free to discriminate against female applicants based on their age or how they look.
Low pay and high unemployment have led many Armenian women to seek work abroad, to Russia and even Turkey — a country many consider an ‘enemy land’.