Women of Armenia

When Anahit’s husband died in September 2018, the responsibilities on the mother-of-three doubled. The family, who live in Tegh village in Syunik, became heavily reliant on agriculture as his death meant they lost their main source of income.

“After all that I am trying to be stronger, it’s true that I can not fill in the gap that he left, but I try to,” she says.

Almost a third of Armenia’s rural households are female-headed households, a UN Report in 2017 found.  These households are more likely to be in extreme poverty than male-headed households, the same report found.

Many of these families are in similar situations to Anahit, where the father has passed away.  Others have male family members working in away or abroad. This often means the family, who are often also dependent on agriculture, are, for at least several months of the year, single-parent households.

We wanted to meet these families and understand their experiences. From Meghradzor to Yeghegnadzor to Tandzatap, we heard a wide array of stories while making this film on Armenia’s female families.

We eventually decided to focus on five women from Syunik, whose experiences were very different yet simultaneously very similar. As well as Anahit we also spoke to Anush, also from Tegh. In Svaranats, a mountainous village near to Tatev, we met Armine and her children, as well elderly sisters Sonik and Nora. All interesting in different ways, they are all Women of Armenia.

 

 


 Portraits of Memory - Aram Manukyan  

 Portraits of Memory - Harutyun Marutyan 

Velvet Revolution: The Moments In-Between

In 2018, the Armenian people were swept up in a nationwide movement that would come to be known as the Velvet Revolution. Photojournalist Eric Grigorian took thousands of photos, documenting and capturing images of ordinary people who came together to achieve the extraordinary. Through his own words, Grigorian tells the story of the revolution and the moments in-between.

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Portraits of Memory: Gyumri

 

This year marks not only the 30th anniversary of the earthquake, but also the 30th anniversary of the start of the Karabakh Movement. Before the Velvet Revolution, EVN Report traveled to Gyumri to talk to the people there about their memories, concerns and dreams for the future. These are the voices of the participants of the 1988 Movement from Gyumri.

 

 

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Introspective Armenia: Portraits of Memory

Dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Karabakh Movement

 

The 1988 Karabakh Movement brought about a period of intense and sweeping changes and the people of Armenia were leading the charge. 

 

 

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Ինտրոսպեկտիվ Հայաստան. Հիշողության դիմանկարներ

Նվիրվում է Ղարաբաղյան շարժման 30-ամյակին

1988-ին սկասած Ղարաբաղյան Շարժումը ինտենսիվ և վիթխարի փոփոխությունների ժամանակաշրջան էր, որն առաջնորդում էր հայ ժողովուրդը: 

 

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