Mellisa, a six-year-old from the village of Harav in besieged Artsakh, should have started first grade this year. However, she will not be attending school, and neither will her four older siblings.
Astghik Karapetyan has over 15 years of experience in the media. Since 2011, she has been reporting on topics covering human rights and the judiciary, including analytical and investigative pieces on state procurement, illegal enrichment, etc.
In recent years, she has been engaged in EU-funded “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” and a joint EU-German program “Evidence-Based Advocacy for Reform.” Astghik was also the Public Relations Coordinator for an EU-funded program, “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue.”
In September 2017, she became the Editor-in-Chief of Iravaban.net. She elaborated the rules of ethics for the media outlet, as well as the rules for exercising the right to be forgotten.
2019-2020 Astghik has been a research fellow at the American New Media Advocacy Project. She is a co-founder and leader of Point 33 informative, advocacy NGO, which was founded in 2020. The vision of Point 33 is to have a comfortable environment and a supportive society for pregnant women and mothers of young children. In order to fulfill this vision, they implement information and advocacy campaigns, legal support programs.
She graduated from Yerevan State University, receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism. In 2019, she received a Media Management Mini-MBA Certificate in Riga from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE Riga).
The National Assembly has presented a new legislative regulation aimed at preventing domestic violence. Astghik Karapetyan examines to what extent it can achieve its goals.
Starting on January 1, 2023, healthcare workers in Armenia must receive certification to continue working in the field. Astghik Karapetyan looks at the process and gaps in the system that need to be addressed.
Requirements to obtain citizenship are set out in the Law “On Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia”. There are two main ways through which a person can receive Armenian citizenship –– by birth and by naturalization. Astghik Karapetyan explains the process.
Armenia’s government is implementing a legal framework for specialized personal assistants for people with disabilities to ensure their right to live independently and be integrated into their communities. While the initiative is long-awaited, it remains to be seen how it will be realized.
Draft legislation addressing voluntary medical sterilization was unveiled for public discussion in July 2022. Some of its provisions were deemed highly problematic, particularly by human rights defenders. Astghik Karapetyan explains.
Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 each year to celebrate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There have been several cases in which the European Court of Human Rights has found Armenia violated the protected rights of citizens.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces used internationally banned cluster bombs and weapons containing white phosphorus during the 2020 Artsakh War. The use of incendiary weapons caused severe burns to dozens of soldiers and irreversible loss to the environment.
Having a designated nursing room at the workplace and flexible working conditions help working mothers to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, keeping the emotional bond between mother and baby uninterrupted․
Along with a number of local fact-finding initiatives to collect evidence in relation to the loss of property following the 2020 Artsakh War, Armenia’s government has also filed an inter-state complaint with the ECHR, which includes issues related to property rights.
Armenia’s parliament recently approved property tax increases that led to a wave of debate and blowback. Astghik Karapetyan explains how the reform is being implemented.
For nearly three months, a tracking system overseeing the phone calls and locations of citizens has been implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. EVN Report’s Astghik Karapetyan talked to several experts on the efficiency, flaws and possible dangers of the system.
Armenia’s parliament ratified the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, also known as the Lanzarote Convention. What does this mean for Armenia? Astghik Karapetyan explains.
Women, the elderly and children living under the same roof with violent abusers became even more vulnerable during the quarantine. Calls to domestic violence hotlines in Armenia have increased by almost 30%.
When a State of Emergency was declared in Armenia because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people lost their jobs. Many of them were unregistered workers and today have found themselves more vulnerable than ever.
EVN Report’s mission is to empower Armenia, inspire the diaspora and inform the world through sound, credible and fact-based reporting and commentary. Our goal is to increase public trust in the media. EVN Report is the media arm of EVN News Foundation registered in the Republic of Armenia in 2017.
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