Voice | ‘I left prison with a double stigma — I was a convict and HIV-positive’

Tamuna Gakhokidze, 37, is HIV-positive woman from Tbilisi who speaks about her diagnosis, about stigma, as well as how she discovered her diagnosis and learnt to live with it.

Voice | ‘I left prison with a double stigma — I was a convict and HIV-positive’

Tamuna Gakhokidze, 37, is HIV-positive woman from Tbilisi who speaks about her diagnosis, about stigma, as well as how she discovered her diagnosis and learnt to live with it.

28/04/2020

Voice | The women on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic

Three women employed in women-led fields share their experiences of life and work in a pandemic.

Voice | The women on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic

Three women employed in women-led fields share their experiences of life and work in a pandemic.

12/03/2020

Voice | ‘My family urged me to return to Armenia; but I decided to stay in China’

When the coronavirus hit, Emma Petrosyan, 28, from Alaverdi, chose to stay in China, the country she has lived and worked in for a year and a half.

Voice | ‘My family urged me to return to Armenia; but I decided to stay in China’

When the coronavirus hit, Emma Petrosyan, 28, from Alaverdi, chose to stay in China, the country she has lived and worked in for a year and a half.

26/02/2020

Voice | ‘Just give me back my children’

Chechen tradition dictates that children of divorce belong to the man and his family. Jamilya shares her story of being separated from her children.

Voice | ‘Just give me back my children’

Chechen tradition dictates that children of divorce belong to the man and his family. Jamilya shares her story of being separated from her children.

30/01/2020

Voice | Tamara Mearakishvili: ‘If I’m found guilty, I will not run away’

The veteran activist and journalist reflects on life in Akhalgori, her ongoing prosecution, and the Georgian Government’s approach to South Ossetia.

Voice | Tamara Mearakishvili: ‘If I’m found guilty, I will not run away’

The veteran activist and journalist reflects on life in Akhalgori, her ongoing prosecution, and the Georgian Government’s approach to South Ossetia.

6/01/2020

Voice | ‘The occupation of Abkhazia makes us occupied too’

Nona Bukia tells of the social ills that have been caused by Abkhazia’s closure of crossing points three years ago.

Voice | ‘The occupation of Abkhazia makes us occupied too’

Nona Bukia tells of the social ills that have been caused by Abkhazia’s closure of crossing points three years ago.

2/01/2020

Voice | ‘I’m not a girl, I’m an athlete’

Despite all odds, in just one year, Patima Ayshalova has become one of Daghestan’s top boxers.

Voice | ‘I’m not a girl, I’m an athlete’

Despite all odds, in just one year, Patima Ayshalova has become one of Daghestan’s top boxers.

25/12/2019

Voice | ‘I did all these things so that the women would not lose hope’

Vafa Naghi tells the story of how she left behind a promising career to return to her village and help its women gain their independence.

Voice | ‘I did all these things so that the women would not lose hope’

Vafa Naghi tells the story of how she left behind a promising career to return to her village and help its women gain their independence.

22/12/2019

Voice | ‘My part in exposing this system’

Sasha Kalmakhelidze, 24, was arrested for possession of MDMA. He tells the nightmarish story of his arrest and detention.

Voice | ‘My part in exposing this system’

Sasha Kalmakhelidze, 24, was arrested for possession of MDMA. He tells the nightmarish story of his arrest and detention.

19/12/2019

Voice | ‘Help comes from those who themselves need help’

Eighty-six year-old Syrian refugee Shaziya Nukh has found nothing but poverty and isolation in Kabardino-Balkaria, the land of her ancestors.

Voice | ‘Help comes from those who themselves need help’

Eighty-six year-old Syrian refugee Shaziya Nukh has found nothing but poverty and isolation in Kabardino-Balkaria, the land of her ancestors.

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