Thirty years ago, a devastating earthquake ripped through northern Armenia, killing over 25 thousand people, destroying buildings, decimating entire villages and in its ominous wake, leaving a people traumatized. Today, 30 years on, Gyumri, one of the hardest hit cities, is rising.
Some said it would never work in Gyumri. Others took up the challenge. The Aregak Bakery and Cafe is shattering stereotypes by giving people with disabilities not only a job, but hope, dignity and a purpose while raising awareness.
Another case of a woman being killed by her husband has forced Armenian society to speak once again about the one thing it doesn’t like to address - domestic violence.