The inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh have suffered from the dangerous legacy of war for over two decades. The Nagorno-Karabakh War (1988 - 1994) took place between the former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan over the landlocked mountainous region, a dispute that still remains unresolved. Now, landmines and unexploded ordnance left over from the conflict continue to contaminate the land, putting lives at risk and crippling the region’s economy.
In 2015, The HALO Trust - an organisation dedicated to clearing landmines around the world - employed its first female de-mining team. Defying traditional gender roles, these women are able to provide for their families and make a tangible difference in their communities.