Kristen Anais Bayrakdarian is a Depi Hayk/Birthright Armenia volunteer from New York. Anais studies Political Science and English at Williams College in Massachusetts, but is currently living and working in Armenia.
“There are no invalids in the USSR!” This much heard expression exemplifies how people with disabilities were stigmatized in the Soviet Union. How pervasive is the exclusion of people with disabilities in post-Soviet Armenia? Anais Bayrakdarian talks to experts working in the field and writes that the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable.
Over the course of the next two years, 20,000 13-year-old girls in Armenia are to receive the HPV vaccine free of charge before the Ministry of Health makes a decision for permanent implementation of the vaccine into the national plan.
EVN Report's contributor Kristen Anais Bayrakdarian, takes an exhaustive look at the travel and tourism sector in Armenia, including the need for investments in environmental sustainability and developing tourism infrastructure.