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"I do not belong in this body…"

Devran, a 23-year-old transman, has left his home in western Azerbaijan to seek hormonal treatment for gender transitioning.

My Body, My Choice

9 August, 2019

Who controls my body?

Armenia's long standing taboos on open discussions about sexual harassment and violence cracked in July after a journalist, Lucy Kocharyan, turned her Facebook page into a platform for people to speak out about their own experiences of sexual abuse as minors and as...

My Body, My Choice

7 August, 2019

What we think about when we dream about home

Reproductive health is always a political question: it’s significant for women’s empowerment, their social status, health, and their right to decide the cours...

My Body, My Choice

5 August, 2019

Living without water in an Armenian village

The residents of Tlik have simple dreams - access to water, for a start.

Our Habitat

24 July, 2019

Destined for landfills: How Georgia Wastes Food

Food waste is a worldwide problem. According to a 2013 report by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, a third of all food produced for consumption...

Our Habitat

24 July, 2019

Toxic toys

A nationwide study by UNICEF found that 650 of 1,578 children tested had either slightly or significantly increased levels of lead in their blood. The Georgian authoritie...

Our Habitat

24 July, 2019


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