Monthly Archives: Հունվարի 2019

“Your life is in your hands, you can change it. Nothing is impossible – I changed my life” — Lena Harutyunyan: from despair to inspirer

“My son was 1.5 year when I first ran into the reality. We discovered he had autism. A big test was awaiting me in this life. I was disappointed with the world, life, relatives, friends, my own mother and father, even myself,” Lena Harutyunyan says, and her eyes fill with tears.

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From surviving an axe attack to forging a new life: “No matter how painful it is, you should fight, never give way to fear or humiliation and go all the way.” / Taguhi Mansuryan

Her eyes are filled with tears, her voice quivers and her hands search for a hand to hold, so that not to give in to despair. A few months ago, Taguhi realized that she had to survive and overcome alone the tragic events that had befallen her.

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“The important thing is not take on the role of the victim and to live while you are alive.” / Vardine Grigoryan

At the age of ten, after losing her mother, Vardine was forced to fight alone for her rights and convince society that she had the right to live like any other, . Looking back at her childhood, Vardine realizes that she came out as a winner, admitting that she has fulfilled the most ambitious dreams of her childhood, reaching higher heights.

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From a survivor of sexual violence to human rights advocate: “I realized that defending my rights was only in my own hands.”/ Lucy Abdel Ahad

“I was completely petrified, as if I were dead and my soul had left my body. I felt so bad that I was thinking about committing suicide by jumping out of the window. I felt nothing at that moment; I was broken inside, there was no future,” recalls Lucy Abdel Ahad.

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