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Armine Avetisyan

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).

‘I lived in hell’: life in a psychiatric hospital in Armenia

A  report by the Human Rights Defender of Armenia suggested patients were often met with poor conditions and human rights violations.

Armenian agricultural export giant Spayka charged with tax evasion

The State Revenue Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against Spayka a major exporter of agricultural products.

Armenia cuts five ministries in government ‘optimisation’

The number of ministries has been cut from 17 to 12 as part of a government ‘optimisation’ drive.

Trans woman ejected from Armenian parliament after appeal to MPs

Lilit Martirosyan gave an impassioned speech to MP’s calling for more protection for transgender people in the country.

‘I keep silent and put up with it’ — surviving domestic violence in Armenia

Despite a new law being passed to tackle domestic violence in 2018, women’s rights groups say not enough is being done.

Protests as Yerevan authorities demolish cafés around Opera Square

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.

In pictures | Nowhere else to go: the stories of Yerevan’s homeless

There is one shelter in the city, with a capacity of 100, but it is not enough to house the hundreds living on Yerevan’s streets.

‘I don’t want our faces to be labeled as poor and miserable’ — extreme poverty in Armenia

Around a third of Armenians live in poverty, and despite promises from successive governments, the number is not decreasing.

Talking about sex: an unspoken topic in Armenia

While schools have introduced basic lessons on living a ‘healthy lifestyle’ that touch on the topic of sex, experts say they are not fit for purpose.

‘Enhanced security’: Armenian settlers in Nagorno-Karabakh

Some worry Nagorno-Karabakh’s settlement policy in sparsely populated territories could set back the peace process.

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