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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 ...

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Novastan.org : “Freedom, Equality, Sisterhood!” : Women’s Day Marked by Marches in Kyrgyzstan

The 8th of March is a very popular celebration in post-Soviet countries. Giving women gifts and flowers is a must, while the connection with women’s rights seems to have moved to the background in many places. In Kyrgyzstan, about 100 people in Bishkek and 30 in Osh peacefully demonstrated for women’s and human rights. Read ...