Meanwhile, the terrible sounds of artillery shook the support beams in the makeshift covering. Bombs were fired from somewhere, bombs were dropped somewhere. After talking for 15-20 minutes, one of the men looked at me strangely and said, “We are used to it, what happened to you? You seem not afraid of it. We have been talking for a long time, I see, your facial expression does not change. Really, why aren't you afraid?”
A week on the frontline
Shahnaz, 29, and her husband Huseyn didn’t want to have children yet—they were young and they didn’t feel ready to bring a new life into the world. They were enjoying each other and being a family of two.
In Azerbaijan, young, married, childless and marginalized
A small minority in Azerbaijan is taking digital detox to a new level by escaping the city entirely.
Unplugged and happy
The relationship between Gular’s family and her Armenian neighbors reflected the melting pot that was her overall neighborhood until the late 1980s.
Azerbaijan: Thy Neighbor’s Keeper
Veteran female peace activist Arzu Abdullayeva shares her experience implementing peacebuilding projects with colleagues from Armenia, as well as neighboring Georgia and other countries.
Meet Arzu: Peace Agent Between Azerbaijan and Armenia
After the war erupted in Nagorno Karabakh, people fled their homes settled anywhere they could find a refuge - schools, hospitals, kindergartens, libraries, abandoned public baths, crumbling factories, deserted libraries.
Thirty Years Forward: Still Uninhabitable
Nearly 28,000 girls under the age of 18 were married in Azerbaijan between the years of 2007 and 2017, according to official statistics.
Azerbaijan's Troubled Teenage Wives
In Azerbaijan, there is a saying that men should be "just a bit more handsome than an ape." But a growing number of Azerbaijani men are challenging that stereotype.
In Azerbaijan, Metrosexual Men Use Beauty to Shake Stereotypes
As pollution levels rise, Azerbaijanis, especially the younger generation, are increasingly interested in environmental issues.
Activists in Azerbaijan use art to fight pollution
For families on both sides of the Karabakh conflict, New Year’s has become an annual reminder of the homes they have lost.
Fear follows displaced families
About 3,000 people have committed suicide in Azerbaijan over the past five years.
Death by fire: Extreme acts of protest in Azerbaijan
For dozens of journalists who have been banned from leaving the country for years, however, the new rules have come as a bittersweet reminder of how the government has limited their rights and liberties.
Journalists banned from travel
Azerbaijani pupils are back in school but parents fear the effects of the lockdown could continue.