Recent data warns of a demographic crisis in Armenia. In a country with a high rate of aging, programs are being implemented to boost birth rates. But are they effective?
Gayane Mkrtchyan graduated from the Department of Directing at the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema in 1995, but since then she has never worked as a director, instead she has specialized in journalism. In 2001, Gayane started working as a journalist for Armeniaweek.com, in 2002-2016 for ArmeniaNow.com, at the same time writing articles for AGBU magazine. For the last five years, she has been a freelancer, cooperating with a number of international regional news organizations: iwpr.net, jam-new.net, oc-media.org, chai-khana.org. Gayane, who writes mainly on social, health, educational and human rights issues has received many awards. She values human interest stories the most.
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