Arpine Haroyan is a journalist and podcast producer at EVN Report. She has studied musicology at the Yerevan State Conservatory and graduated from the American University of Armenia with a degree in communications. She has a special article series on EVN Report entitled, "From the Forgotten Pages of History" unearthing the work and featuring the lives of remarkable Armenian women of the 19th and 20th century.
The Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire over a century ago resulted in the murder of 1.5 million, the uprooting of a people from their ancestral homelands and the loss of invaluable ancient Armenian manuscripts.
Shushanik Kurghinian was a poet passionate about the plight of the oppressed, from the working class to the condition of women in Armenian society. Her poetry reflected her fierce spirit and indomitable will.
As one of the first Armenian feminist writers, Zaruhi Kalemkearian left a rich legacy including articles, essays, memoirs and poems. Once a beloved writer widely known in Armenian communities around the world, today, she is remembered by only a few.