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Caught in the crossfire, Armenia’s border communities reinvent themselves

Rows of empty seats in classrooms. Windows half-covered with bricks. An unstable security situation and suffering economy has challenged this village in Armenia, but residents are determined to stay…  


Hope restored – a good start for a new Armenia

Nare Ghalamkaryan, 18, studies communications at the American University of Armenia. In spring of 2018, she took part in the “velvet revolution.” Later, in December of the same year, Nare voted in the…  


Relief for women on both sides of the law

Filing for alimony in Uzbekistan often meant long and costly trips to courts, months of waiting and emotional strain. Now, a new digital court system is changing that.  


#HearMeToo: Activists in Central Asia break ground in fight against violence

Three women activists are part of a growing movement to counter violence against women and girls in Central Asia, where the problem remains largely unaddressed.  


Meet the heroes of the transparency movement

From developing apps to reforming laws, these change-makers are working across Europe and Central Asia to make governments more open and accountable.  



How one man’s struggle led to a health care success in Ukraine

From one man's struggle to manage his leukemia treatment to sweeping changes in medical procurement - the landscape of health care access in Ukraine has dramatically shifted.  


A new generation of Cypriots uncovers the missing

Turkish and Greek Cypriots are recovering and identifying the remains of those who went missing in the 1960s and 1970s, healing a divided island.  


In Bosnia and Herzegovina a survivors search

Many in Bosnia & Herzegovina still deal with the enforced disappearance of their loved ones. Z is searching for the remains of his relatives, killed 25 years ago.  


In remote Kyrgyzstan, itinerary justice under a tree

At 10 in the morning, when I arrive in the village of Baitik, it’s already 30 degrees and there is not a single cloud in the sky. Today, I took a break from the computer and meetings and am…  

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