Tag: Feminism

Open Democracy – The secret in their eyes: in Kyrgyzstan, plastic surgery is booming thanks to Instagram

Multimedia report published on Open Democracy’s website, on December 10th 2019. Photos : Clara Marchaud In this Central Asian state, urban and social media-savvy women are increasingly turning to eye surgery for self-confidence. Like other Kyrgyz women, Madina* has often dreamed of having deep-set eyes. After a few months pondering, the 57-year-old decided to fulfill ...

The Calvert Journal : Meet the pioneers running Kyrgyzstan’s all-woman space agency

Article published on the website of The Calvert Journal, on 10/09/2019 In a country where women are seen first and foremost as wives and mothers, Kyrgyzstan’s all-female space agency defies expectations. Aged between 18 and 24, the eight-woman team are building a one-kilo satellite that will be the country’s first foray into the cosmos as an ...