Tag: youth

March 15, 2020
Diaries of Escape

Diaries of Escape

What does it mean to leave behind friends, family, community and memories? The pain of loss and departure can be difficult to bear and sometimes impossible to talk about. Those emotions, however, sometimes find their way onto the pages of diaries.

October 24, 2019
A New Generation of Istanbul Armenians

A New Generation of Istanbul Armenians

This article explores the changing and evolving mindset of young Istanbul Armenians not only through a sociological lens but through a political one, exploring the history and changing political landscape of Turkey and the clear power distinction that exists between Armenians and Turks.

February 19, 2019
The Evolving Culture of Armenian Board Games

The Evolving Culture of Armenian Board Games

You most likely played Monopoly as a child, and if your first language was Armenian, then you most probably struggled to translate the content of the cards from English or Russian. Anahit Sukiasyan writes about how Armenian board games are being developed and gaining popularity.

January 29, 2019

The Halls are Half Empty, the Restaurants Full

In Soviet Armenia, beyond the struggles of daily life, people were free to choose to be a part of the arts. But freedom in art was still limited. The situation changed after independence, there was freedom to be found in art but to choose art unreservedly, seemed ill-founded. Day-to-day struggles brought forth a dimension where the audience and the dancer were not connected.

December 7, 2018
Her Revolution

Gyumri 1988 – 2018: Rising Still

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.

November 3, 2018
I Am a Vegetarian

I Am a Vegetarian

What are some of the challenges vegetarians and vegans face in a culture that loves its meat? Dietary social norms, culture and traditions in Armenia have made it difficult, but today, there is less and less need to excavate menus to find something to order.

July 31, 2018
Disregarded Health

Disregarded Health

In this piece about mental health issues, Gayane Ghazaryan presents an overall picture of what struggles young people with mental disorders face in Armenia. By piecing together her personal experience with OCD, the stories of three young people and expert opinion, she presents the main factors that hinder the improvement of people’s mental health.

November 12, 2017

Development of Science or Social Justice? The Student Protests and What is at Stake

There are protests on the streets of Yerevan again. This time it is a student protest against a controversial bill on mandatory military service. One of the most powerful student protest movements in Armenia was in 2004 and ironically, some participants of these earlier protests are today themselves pushing for the abolishment of draft deferment for university students from ARP ranks.

August 25, 2017

Independence Generation: Perceptions of Family and Marriage

There is little doubt that in the collective consciousness of the Armenian nation, the family is one of the most important institutions. But how does this notion manifest itself in a modern societal setting, impact gender roles and individual decision-making? Maria Titizian takes a look at the findings of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation's Independence Generation Youth Study - 2016.