Olya Lypynska is a Ukrainian media project manager and a former journalist. She works in the NGO Lviv Media Forum. Olya is very proud that for the last six years, she has been one of the organisers of LMF, the most prominent media conference in the CEE region. That's how she met the Outriders team and was amazed by the scale and profoundness of the Outriders reportages. Now Olya gladly cooperates with her Polish colleagues as a coordinator.
Currently, her native country is in the cruellest and most brutal war with Russia in its history. It's never been more honourably and courageously to be a Ukrainian for Olya.
An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?