Jackie Abramian

Jackie Abramian is a Columnist at Grit Daily. A multi-lingual social-media strategist with 20+ years experience, she has managed national and international campaigns for global tech companies, social enterprises, NGOs, and non-profits including public education campaigns for various federal government agencies. A contributor to Thrive Global, etal media, and HuffPost, she is the founder of Global Cadence consultancy and Artists at War multi-media platform of interviews with artists living in war zones. Based in Maine, she focuses her coverage on social entrepreneurship and travel.

2020 Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Rights to Vote Coincides With Major Celebrations of Women’s Initiatives

The year 2020 marks global anniversaries of landmark policies and initiatives related to women’s rights. The 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote will also mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the September 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. It is also the 5th anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), the 20th anniversary of the 1325 Resolution on Women, Peace and...

Cultural NGO, Artissimo, stakes its claim as a champion of Armenian youth but viability doubts remain

How does an opera singer, performing with renowned opera houses and theaters throughout Eurasia, curtail her career to establish a children’s arts and healing program in rural Armenia? With no regrets–lots of love, smiles, and contentment. Changing Lives; Being Changed Professional opera singer Eka Horstka is changing hundreds of children’s lives and transforming herself through her self-styled “cultural NGO,” Artissimo. Horstka is part Ukrainian, part Armenian and has a contagious...

September marks the Feminist Press awards — a rare salute to women who write well

At September’s Feminist Power Awards, the Feminist Press will recognize six commanding women for pushing the envelope to be “at the table” to be heard and distinguished. They are ambassadors, activists, writers, feminists, journalists, artists, and LGBT+ advocates. The Feminist Press — a nonprofit organization — advances women’s rights and amplifies feminist perspectives. Publishing classic and new writing, it elevates “silenced and marginalized voices” supporting...

Girona rises in Game of Thrones

Stand at the hilltop Girona Cathedral’s sharp, ascending stone steps as the bells toll in a hot summer day to imagine yourself on the Great Sept of Baelor in the Game of Thrones. HBO transformed the medieval quarters of this northeastern Catalan city of Girona into Braavos, Oldtown and King’s Landing in the sixth season of the medieval fantasy epic. Perched atop Plaça de la Catedral the Romanesque and Gothic style Girona cathedral is, in fact, a real structure and the seat of the Roman...

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