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).

Age discrimination in Armenia: why women turn to plastic surgery to find work

A lack of legal protection means employers are free to discriminate against female applicants based on their age or how they look.

When Armenian students go to battle

During Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, students led from the front committing acts of civil disobedience.

Living in an ‘enemy land’: the Armenian women working abroad

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’.

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.

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