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).

Sexual violence in the family: a taboo topic in Armenia

Cultural taboos and shaming of victims means that women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.

‘Begging is also work’: street children in Armenia

While parents can face time in prison for child neglect, many join their children in the streets, finding an income any way they can.

The missing children — absenteeism in Armenia’s schools

There are hundreds of children not attending school in Armenia. While some work to support their families, others are victims of gender attitudes.

The two faces of Gyumri

As Gyumri’s centre receives an expensive facelift, three-decade-old ‘temporary’ trailers still house thousands of poverty-stricken families.

Armenia’s seasonal children

With Armenia’s soaring labour migration rates, working-age men have become a rare sight in many villages.

‘The Water Men’ —  the private lorries bringing drinking water to Armenia’s Armavir Province

In Armenia’s Armavir Province, water quality is so low that villages rely on private delivery lorries, bringing clean water to the villages each morning.

Fierce, independent journalism

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