Kyrgyzstan: Female Convicts Face Harsh Future

Experts say that jailing women has far-reaching societal repercussions.  The day starts early at Kyrgyzstan’s only women’s prison.  Around 300 inmates are woken at 6.30am at the facility in Stepnoe, a village close to Bishkek. (more…)


Kyrgyz Divorcees Left Out in the Cold

Women left to raise children on their own with no support from their ex-husbands.



Kyrgyz Prisons Tackle Extremism

Experts say that religious experts must be co-opted into rehabilitation schemes.



How to Party, Kyrgyz Style

The toastmaster business is booming, but some fear celebratory excesses have gone too far. (more…)


Kyrgyzstan Poised to Vote on Constitutional Change

The upcoming public vote is not proving universally popular.



How the Media Can Combat Extremism

Event highlights ways to understand growing role of religion in largely secular state.



Kyrgyzstan’s Hydropower Projects Stall Again

The planned cascade of plants seems doomed as investment collapses.



Generation of the Kyrgyz Pioneers in America

Samsung, Lyft app and environmental startup MissionCTRL. Young specialists from Kyrgyzstan succeed in their career in the United States due to education, determination and continuous self-improvement. (more…)

Endless Stream of Kyrgyz Refugees to the US

Receiving asylum for the nationals of Kyrgyzstan is the most common way of legalization in the US, even if nothing actually threatens them back home. (more…)

Islam’s Psychological Comfort for Kyrgyz Women

Once the preserve of rural communities, imams are now providing counselling in urban areas. (more…)


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