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Voice | ‘I’ve been homeless since 2000’

The trials, tribulations, and occasional moments of grace in twenty years of living on Tbilisi’s streets.

Voice | ‘I’ve been homeless since 2000’

The trials, tribulations, and occasional moments of grace in twenty years of living on Tbilisi’s streets.

26/10/2020

Voice | ‘We are all tired, but we shouldn’t give up’

Georgian doctor Nino Kvirtia talks about fighting both the coronavirus and the accompanying disinformation.

Voice | ‘We are all tired, but we shouldn’t give up’

Georgian doctor Nino Kvirtia talks about fighting both the coronavirus and the accompanying disinformation.

9/09/2020

Voice | ‘Whether I have a disability or not, I am still me’

Jamila Mammadli, 26, talks about love, her passion for the theatre, and the preconceptions about disability that are pervasive in Azerbaijan.

Voice | ‘Whether I have a disability or not, I am still me’

Jamila Mammadli, 26, talks about love, her passion for the theatre, and the preconceptions about disability that are pervasive in Azerbaijan.

7/09/2020

Voice | ‘They say Georgia is a tolerant and diverse country; these are just words’

Gulgun Mamadli, 22, talks about experiencing xenophobia and hate speech during the pandemic.

Voice | ‘They say Georgia is a tolerant and diverse country; these are just words’

Gulgun Mamadli, 22, talks about experiencing xenophobia and hate speech during the pandemic.

31/07/2020

Voice | ‘Every afternoon I came home from school broken’

Narek, 29, from Stepanakert, describes how he was tormented at school while teachers often protected the abusers.

Voice | ‘Every afternoon I came home from school broken’

Narek, 29, from Stepanakert, describes how he was tormented at school while teachers often protected the abusers.

25/06/2020

Voice | ‘People should not lose their sense of responsibility’

When Armenia confirmed its first case of COVID-19, Naira Stepanyan, a doctor specialising in infectious diseases, was the first to treat him.

Voice | ‘People should not lose their sense of responsibility’

When Armenia confirmed its first case of COVID-19, Naira Stepanyan, a doctor specialising in infectious diseases, was the first to treat him.

23/05/2020

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.

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