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