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Voice | ‘Our families are as holy as yours’ — stories of acceptance

Despite widespread homophobic attitudes throughout the Caucasus, there are some queer people who find acceptance for who they are.

Voice | ‘Our families are as holy as yours’ — stories of acceptance

Despite widespread homophobic attitudes throughout the Caucasus, there are some queer people who find acceptance for who they are.

8/04/2019

Voice | ‘My family and I have been made refugees twice’

Only 55 families returned to the Kodori Valley, in upper Abkhazia, following the 2008 August War; Raisa Khachvani, 62, is still waiting to do so.

Voice | ‘My family and I have been made refugees twice’

Only 55 families returned to the Kodori Valley, in upper Abkhazia, following the 2008 August War; Raisa Khachvani, 62, is still waiting to do so.

21/03/2019

Voice | ‘We still believed that he was alive and that he would come back one day’

Lika Managadze, whose father died during conflict in Abkhazia, reflects on her memories of her father and how the war shaped the course of her life.

Voice | ‘We still believed that he was alive and that he would come back one day’

Lika Managadze, whose father died during conflict in Abkhazia, reflects on her memories of her father and how the war shaped the course of her life.

27/02/2019

Voice | The bitterness of the Kvankhidatli salt — the women salt miners of Daghestan

In the mountain village of Kvankhidatli, women recall ‘going to the salt’ since the beginning of the 20th century.

Voice | The bitterness of the Kvankhidatli salt — the women salt miners of Daghestan

In the mountain village of Kvankhidatli, women recall ‘going to the salt’ since the beginning of the 20th century.

8/02/2019

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘I am not convinced, even now, that everything is over’

‘My Soviet childhood was very happy. I thought that my whole life would be like a fairy tale. But the fairy tale ended abruptly.’

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘I am not convinced, even now, that everything is over’

‘My Soviet childhood was very happy. I thought that my whole life would be like a fairy tale. But the fairy tale ended abruptly.’

7/12/2018

Voices | Armenia’s devastating earthquake 30 years on

Stories from three of the survivors in Spitak of the earthquake that levelled the town.

Voices | Armenia’s devastating earthquake 30 years on

Stories from three of the survivors in Spitak of the earthquake that levelled the town.

10/10/2018

Voices of Georgian emigrants — ‘They treated us like dogs’

Three women who braved landmines, hidden containers, and frozen seas in search for a better future in Greece.

Voices of Georgian emigrants — ‘They treated us like dogs’

Three women who braved landmines, hidden containers, and frozen seas in search for a better future in Greece.

27/08/2018

Voice | ‘I’m a second wife and I don’t care what you think’

A 35-year-old woman from Makhachkala tells Daptar that becoming a second wife is a dream come true.

Voice | ‘I’m a second wife and I don’t care what you think’

A 35-year-old woman from Makhachkala tells Daptar that becoming a second wife is a dream come true.

12/07/2018

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is no alternative to peace’

‘The cost of conflict is enormous. The most precious part of what I had — the best period of my life — my young age was claimed by this conflict. This is going to haunt me all my life.’

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is no alternative to peace’

‘The cost of conflict is enormous. The most precious part of what I had — the best period of my life — my young age was claimed by this conflict. This is going to haunt me all my life.’

20/06/2018

Voice from Dedoplistskaro | ‘I dreamed of seeing a child protection hotline and calling it’

Sopio Jeterishvili, 19, talks of growing up with a violent and abusive father, and how she finally escaped.

Voice from Dedoplistskaro | ‘I dreamed of seeing a child protection hotline and calling it’

Sopio Jeterishvili, 19, talks of growing up with a violent and abusive father, and how she finally escaped.

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