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Holidays

My grandparent’s house, where I used to spend my summer holidays,  always seemed scary to me. When I recall my childhood, I remember feeling fear and lonelines...

Fear

30 October, 2019

Fear Catcher

Tsovinar Araqelyan is 39 years old and lives in Garni, which is 30km away from the capital. Everybody in the village recognizes Tsovinar as a fear catcher/ candle pourer.  In Armenian villages and cities, the art of fear catching has been used for centuries. For s...

Fear

28 October, 2019

Empowered by fear

Four years ago, Salomea Gogeshvili's life radically changed. The mother of two was in a horrible car accident. She survived the crash but the doctors had to amputate her...

Fear

23 October, 2019

Armenian journalists face new rights, new fears

On the surface, Armenian journalists are enjoying unprecedented freedoms following the 2018 Velvet Revolution. The country's media environment went from being viewed as "...

Fear

22 October, 2019

Activism VS Fear

Khatia Akhalaia, 25, is a gender researcher and women’s rights activist. She decided to become a feminist at an early age after facing everyday sexism in her small...

Fear

18 October, 2019

Unsafe at home in Azerbaijan

As new buildings started to appear in Baku over the past 20 years like mushrooms growing after rain, the question of safe shelter gained importance.

Fear

17 October, 2019





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Millennials

February/March 2019

Masculinities

April/May 2019

Our Habitat

June/July 2019

My Body, My Choice

August/September 2019

Fear

October/November/December 2019

Spaces

February/March 2018

Memory

April/May 2018

Identity

June/July 2018

Religious Beliefs

August/September 2018

The 'Peace-Builders’

October/November 2018

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December/January 2018

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June/July 2017

Taboos/ Stigmas

August/September 2017

Rural Life

October/November 2017

Unseen Borders

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