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I will pay you 50 GEL for every kilo lost

Today, young girls face a myriad of stereotypes seeking to dictate how they look, what they wear and how much they weigh. These 'rules' are defined in beauty magazines an...

My Body, My Choice

4 September, 2019

Abortion in Armenia: Legal but stigmatized

Armenian women have had the right to an abortion since 1955. But a strong taboo against premarital sex means single women face illegal restrictions and, at times, even abuse, from doctors when they ask for an abortion.Women's rights specialists like Anush Poghosyan...

My Body, My Choice

3 September, 2019

In Azerbaijan, tests come before marriage vows

To prevent the spread of tthalassemia the government has taken steps since 2015 to pre-screen couples before they marry. 

My Body, My Choice

29 August, 2019

Lemon, baking soda, onions: Ending a pregnancy at home

For generations, Georgian women have depended on folk medicine and superstitions to end unwanted pregnancies when abortions were illegal or simply inaccessible. Toda...

My Body, My Choice

20 August, 2019

Serving her homeland and her family

Anna Seinyan, 28, is from Karabakh. She has been serving in the Armenian Armed Forces for seven years.

My Body, My Choice

16 August, 2019

Mother and daughter in a man's world

This is the story of a woman and her daughter who are challenging Karabakh's patriarchal society.

My Body, My Choice

16 August, 2019


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