Lusine Sargsyan graduated with a BA in English and Communications program from the American University of Armenia. She has interned at Armenia's diplomatic missions, including the Embassy of Armenia to the United Kingdom and the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations. As an aspiring lawyer, Lusine is interested in covering a wide range of human rights issues in Armenia.
Dismantling decades of prejudice and perceptions about people with disabilities is not an easy task. The inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs in public schools is not an exception, however, attitudes are slowly changing.
What happens to those senior citizens in Armenia, who don’t have families who can or want to take care of them? There are only a handful of public and private old age homes, most suffering from lack of funding and poor services.
Despite a number of legislative and institutional reforms initiated over the past decade, the water sector in Armenia still faces serious challenges with respect to management and protection.