Oxfam in Armenia

Beekeeper Sofik Nikolalyn displays her hives in the mountains of Vyats Dzor. With Oxfam's support she's been able to expand her business to 80 hives. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

From our staff

Kristine Hoyhannisyan, Media Advocacy Officer

 I've worked with Oxfam since 2009, organising media campaigns and co-ordinating advocacy work, as well as leading our health care projects and acting as the lead for any issues related to women's rights.

In that time, I've been most proud of our work on gender justice, which has led to the abolition of a law that discriminated against pregnant women. The government were trying to cut pregnant women's social benefits, but after using online petitions and campaigning in rural areas, we were able to meet with representatives from the government, and as a result they stopped the process and restored the benefits.

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