Attorney photographer Sara Anjargolian eyes social injustice in Armenia

Attorney photographer Sara Anjargolian eyes social injustice in Armenia

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With a 2002 Fulbright Scholarship U.S. California based Armenian American photographer and attorney Sara Anjargolian fell in love with Armenia, the country connected to her from childhood. But as she began to explore the region her experience in law school reminded her, […]

Crime novelist delves deep into Armenia’s illegal sex-trafficking industry

Crime novelist delves deep into Armenia’s illegal sex-trafficking industry

Lucine Kasbarian – WNN Features (WNN) Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Sexual slavery, forced labor and the extraction of body organs: These are the most common reasons for human trafficking, which represents an estimated $32 billion per year in international trade. In 2008, the United Nations estimated that nearly 2.5 million people from more than […]

100 years later Armenian women continue to be haunted by genocide

100 years later Armenian women continue to be haunted by genocide

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) LONDON, U.K.: In a searing, impact-filled letter written to Swiss Armenian woman filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian, human rights activist Odette Bazil reached out to reveal her insights to the hidden depth and true story of countless Armenian women who faced atrocity during  years of cultural genocide. It revealed the same […]

Op-Ed: In Armenian Nation, Men Must Take On Gender Equality

Op-Ed: In Armenian Nation, Men Must Take On Gender Equality

Guest Author – Ianyan – Friday, 16 March 2012 (originally published 15 Mar) The Armenian Nation is a complex and curious one. Where once regarded as disjointed, the nation should be characterized as Homeland and Diaspora in constant communion with one another. Armenia is what we’ve come to call this transnational minority. Despite any divisions […]

Albania: girl ratio ‘suffers’ in sex selective abortions

Albania: girl ratio ‘suffers’ in sex selective abortions

Briseida Mema – AFP – Tuesday, 22 November 2011 (originally published 11 Nov) “It’s another girl,” Roza said to the doctor, tears streaming down her pale face. “I cannot keep it, doctor, I already have three daughters,” she implored. The tiny, 28-year-old woman whose hair is already streaked with grey is more than four months […]