This Christmas, Don’t Shop Amazon… Shop Armenia!

By Tania Sahakian and Arsineh Valladian Special to the Armenian Weekly It can be argued that through the development stages of a country, a time comes when focus shifts to the arts. A country in the infant stages of capitalism and consumerism, Armenia is experiencing an emergence of art and [more...]

December 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Women’s Support Center Launches Holiday Crowdfunding Campaign

YEREVAN—The Women’s Support Center (WSC) NGO in Yerevan has launched its holiday crowdfunding campaign to gain support from the public and Armenian Diaspora in assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Women and children enjoying a meal at the WSC shelter (Photo: Nazik [more...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

ATP’s 5.5 Million Trees Have Impact on the Land and People of Armenia

By Ani Melkonian A new pair of winter boots for a daughter, a denture from a husband to his wife, and tools for a young hairstylist to start a home-based business. Those are some of the things the local villagers employed by Armenia Tree Project (ATP) are planning on buying with their reimbursement [more...]

December 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

Discovering the Legacy of Zabel Yessayan in Artsakh

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh—Thanks to the Artsakh Human Rights Essay and the Graphic Design T-shirt Contests, young people in Artsakh are discovering the legacy of Zabel Yessayan, the Armenian author and human rights activist. Born in 1878 in Constantinople, Yessayan played an important role in the [more...]

November 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

Why Does a Nonprofit Need a Comedy Show?

1A’s new show “The Spyurk Report” features stars, Sergey Sargsyan and Narek Margaryan; two comedians who have become local celebrities in recent years for their poignant take on Armenia’s oftentimes cartoonish politics. (Photo: ONEArmenia) With the launch of its latest project, [more...]

November 8, 2017 // 3 Comments

Ten Years in the Making, Osteoporosis Center of Armenia Opens

Special to the Armenian Weekly YEREVAN (A.W.)—Surrounded by friends, collaborators, and supporters, Dr. John P. Bilezikian and Varta Babalyan cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the Osteoporosis Center of Armenia on Oct. 9. Dr. John P. Bilezikian (L) and Varta Babalyan (R) cutting [more...]

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

ARS Eastern United States Members Tour Nigol Aghbalian School of Akhourian

AKHOURIAN, Armenia—In the early morning of Sept. 15, an ARS Eastern USA tour bus departed from Yerevan to the historic city of Gyumri, where time was allotted for an hour of self-exploration before the next stop, the Nigol Aghbalian School in Akhourian, just a short distance away. Nigol Aghbalian [more...]

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

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